Subject: Re: ftp/ftpd & SIZE
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/29/2002 17:53:46
>This is probably because 'ls' is done in ascii and either ftp or ftpd
>remember that. This is probably wrong.

	i tend to agree.

>Now if I had issued the size on i386pkg1.iso it would be more annoying:
>in binary, ftpd just returns the result of a stat, but in ascii it has
>to parse the whole file to do the NL/CR-NL convertion. On a +600MB file
>this takes a lot of time, the client times out, etc ...

	recent libexec/ftpd rejects SIZE request if the actual size is > 10k,
	so not to worry.