Extensions to FTP (ftpext) Concluded WG

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.

WG Name Extensions to FTP
Acronym ftpext
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-ftpext-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chair Paul Hethmon
Mailing list Address ftpext@ietf.org
To subscribe https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ftpext
Archive https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/search/?email_list=ftpext

Charter for Working Group

1. Recommend changes to the FTP protocol to support users of
languages other than English.

2. Define a new command for a uniform directory listing between
platforms. This command will provide an alternative to the existing
LIST and NLST commands which has a common format between all FTP
implementations and which also provides the ability to represent
non-ASCII filenames.

3. Make recommendations for standards-track protocol extensions to
support IPv6 in FTP. The group will evaluate RFC 1639 and recommend,
revise, or redo as appropriate.

4. Define a mechanism for ftp clients and servers to transmit
information regarding extensions supported and not supported.

5. Propose extensions, and/or review proposals submitted by others,
to improve the security of FTP.

6. Define a standardized method of checkpoint/restart which works
for the stream transfer mode.

7. Define a means of file transfer between a client and server
(as opposed to a client mediating a transfer between two servers)
which does not require the IP addresses of the endpoints to
be transmitted in the FTP protocol.

8. Produce an informational document describing the SIZE and MDTM
commands as currently used.

The following issues are specifically omitted from the working group's

charter, but may be added by the Area Directors if time permits,
once the above goals have been acheived.

1. Compression of files for transmission.

2. Internationalization of charset conversion for transmission.

Milestones

Date Milestone
Dec 1997 Submit Feature Negotiation & Extended Directory Listing to IESG for consideration as RFCs.
Nov 1997 Issue WG Last Call for:Feature Negotiation & Extended Directory Listing
Nov 1997 Submit Security Considerations, Variable Protocol Specification, Internationalization Issues to IESG for consideration as RFCs
Oct 1997 Issue WG Last Call for:Security Considerations, Variable Protocol Specification, Internationalization Issues
Aug 1997 submit I18N I-D as a proposed standard
Jul 1997 submit revised I18N I-D
Jul 1997 submit MLST/REST as proposed standard
Jul 1997 submit EPRT/EPSV as a proposed standard
Done Issue an Internet-Draft for MLST and FEAT.
Done Issue a third Internet Draft for MLST and FEAT.
Done Issue an I-D for ipv6 support.
Done Issue a second Internet-Draft for MLST and FEAT.
Done Issue updated I-D for i18n.
Done Issue a second Internet Draft for i18n.
Done Issue an Internet-Draft for checkpoint/restart.
Done Issue an Internet-Draft covering internationalization issues.
Jun 1997 Issue revised 'EPRT/EPSV' I-D. Title: 'FTP Extensions for IPv6, Address Translation, and Mobile IP.'
Jun 1997 Issue revised I-D for MLST/MLSD/REST. Title: 'Extended Directory Listing and Restart Mechanism for FTP'
Jun 1997 Issue revised 'EPRT/EPSV' I-D.
Jun 1997 Submit draft-allman-ftp-sec-consider as Informational RFC.
Jun 1997 Submit 'FEAT' I-D as a proposed standard. Title: 'Feature negotiation mechanism for the File Transfer Protocol'
May 1997 Submit the IPv6/IP and checkpoint/restart Internet-Drafts to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standards.
Apr 1997 Issue a second Internet-Draft for checkpoint/restart.
Done Issue a second Internet-Draft for IPv6 support and to remove the necessity of transmitting IP addresses.
Done Issue an Internet-Draft for IPv6 support, and to remove the necessity of transmitting IP addresses in the FTP protocol for transfers between a client and server.
Mar 1997 Submit the listing and extension mechanism Internet-Drafts to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standards.
Feb 1997 Issue a second Internet-Draft for a standard listing command.
Feb 1997 Issue a second Internet-Draft for an extension mechanism.
Nov 1996 Issue an Internet-Draft for a standard listing command.
Nov 1996 Issue an Internet-Draft for an extension mechanism.