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RFC 959, "File Transfer Protocol", October 1985

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 4138
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Eugene Adell
Date Reported: 2014-10-21
Verifier Name: Barry Leiba
Date Verified: 2014-11-27

Section 2.1 says:

      This current edition of the FTP specification is intended to
      correct some minor documentation errors, to improve the
      explanation of some protocol features, and to add some new
      optional commands.

      In particular, the following new optional commands are included in
      this edition of the specification:

         CDUP - Change to Parent Directory

         SMNT - Structure Mount

         STOU - Store Unique

         RMD - Remove Directory

         MKD - Make Directory

         PWD - Print Directory

         SYST - System

      This specification is compatible with the previous edition.  A
      program implemented in conformance to the previous specification
      should automatically be in conformance to this specification.

It should say:

      This current edition of the FTP specification is intended to
      correct some minor documentation errors, to improve the
      explanation of some protocol features, to add some new
      optional commands, and to remove obsolete ones.

      In particular, the following new optional commands are included in
      this edition of the specification:

         CDUP - Change to Parent Directory

         SMNT - Structure Mount

         STOU - Store Unique

         RMD - Remove Directory

         MKD - Make Directory

         PWD - Print Directory

         SYST - System

      All commands for the mail service are now obsolete and removed
      from this FTP specification. These commands are MLFL, MAIL,
      MSND, MSOM, MSAM, MRSQ, MRCP.  The return codes used for the
      mail service are also removed: 151, 152, 354.  Return code 215
      is reassigned here to another use.

      This specification is compatible with the previous edition.  A
      program implemented in conformance to the previous specification
      should automatically be in conformance to this specification, as
      long as it does not use the obsolete commands.

Notes:

Before claiming the specification is compliant with the previous version, noting what is added is not enough; we need to note what was removed also.

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