Re: Hamm frozen, Slink created
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dale Scheetz) wrote on 03.04.98 in <Pine.LNX.3.96.980403111708.2421Nemail@example.com>:
> On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Jules Bean wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > > > > The same exact thing occurs with some DOS and Windows FTP clients.
> > > >
> > > > With FTP servers the server should follow the symlink, unless it
> > > > chooses not to for some reasons (security probably).
> > >
> > > Like that the client specifically asks for the link file? When I
> > > download the msdos directory using MC, unless I specifically request
> > > that MC "follow symlinks", I get just what I want, the symlinks, and not
> > > the actual files (I already have them). When a DOS FTP client asks for
> > > the file, it asks for the symlink, gets it, and can't do anything with
> > > it. The result is a zero length file on the DOS machine.
> > It doesn't. It can't!
> > There is no way, in standard FTP, of 'asking for the symlink'. The only
> > command is RETR, and RETR gives you the file, not the link.
> As MC can either retrieve the link or the file, I have to say that his
> simply isn't true.
Go read the RFCs. You are talking nonsense.
> > There may be some extension to the FTP protocol enabling you to get the
> > links, but in the basic standard, its not possible.
AFAIK, there is no such extension. The way mirror does it is parsing ls -l
output, not through any protocol extension.
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