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RFC 959, "File Transfer Protocol", October 1985

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 3039
Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Julien Moutinho
Date Reported: 2011-12-01
Verifier Name: Pete Resnick
Date Verified: 2011-12-29

Section 5.3.2 says:

<number> ::= any decimal integer 1 through 255

It should say:

<number> ::= any decimal integer 0 through 255

Notes:

if 0 is not allowed, one cannot even represent 127.0.0.1 with
<host-number> ::= <number>,<number>,<number>,<number>

[Verifier Note: This does allow syntactically for nonsense values for <byte-size>, <port-number>, and <host-number>, but this was also true in the current syntax.]

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