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Re: lynx-dev ftp dir listing

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev ftp dir listing
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 06:19:15 -0500
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On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 12:39:32AM +0100, Gisle Vanem wrote:
> An url like this ftp://giva:address@hidden/home/2/kunder/giva/ all of
> a sudden has started producing crap like this:
> O'.O'..O' .sshN?O'.tinN?O'MailN?O'NewsN?O'mailN?O'   www_siderO'zipi]'
> .newsrcW]'.pine-debug1^]'.pine-debug2_]'.pine-debug3`]'.
> (i.e. the contents of the inode AFAICS). I discovered Lynx is sending
> "RETR /home/2/kunder/giva" and not a CD followed by a LIST.
> ftp://giva:address@hidden/~giva/ also does a "RETR ~giva".
> Looking at htftp.c trying to determine how Lynx detects if it's a
> dir or file, didn't make me any wiser. How can the above URL be a
> plain file? Shouldn't Lynx try CD/LIST first, then RETR maybe?
> AFAICR, RETR used to fail on my ISP in this case, so Lynx
> tried a LIST. But now RETR doesn't fail, but produces the above
> garbage. How do I fix this?
> Tested with Lynx 2.8.5 dev.16 on both MingW and djgpp.
> My ISP identifies itself with "220 FTP proxy (v0.13.4) ready"
> in the banner and "215 UNIX Type: L8 Version: BSD-199506"
> in response to the SYST.

This doesn't appear to be the same case as the broken ProFTPD.  I'm
not sure how to analyze it.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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