[ This thread is a result of <<mod edit---another thread>>
RFC 959, "File Transfer Protocol", dictates:
18.104.22.168. ASCII TYPE
This is the default type and must be accepted by all FTP
implementations. It is intended primarily for the transfer
of text files, except when both hosts would find the EBCDIC
type more convenient.
The sender converts the data from an internal character
representation to the standard 8-bit NVT-ASCII
representation (see the Telnet specification). The receiver
will convert the data from the standard form to his own
In accordance with the NVT standard, the <CRLF> sequence
should be used where necessary to denote the end of a line
Regardless of <<mod edit--another member's>> attempt to misinform and claim some sort of expertise in whatever
, the ASCII mode works as expected.
// From <<mod edit---another thread>>
So, go on, vi a document in linux, save it with a .txt extension then ftp get it from a windows machine. Make sure to open it with Notepad.
I am writing this post from the very same Windows machine I used in order to conduct the exact experiment you are suggesting. The text file has been successfully converted. If it has not worked for you
in about 20 years, I would suggest you start using an FTP server that does not suck, or for the very least one that respects the FTP standard. It is also possible that you used a client which does not use ASCII mode by default, in which case we are dealing with PEBKAC rather than with bad server software.
The purpose of this thread isn't to continue the odd debate regarding signatures that was starting in <<mod edit---another thread>> but rather to (hopefully) protect various users from trusting <<mod edit--another member>> in this certain (FTP) matter. Tinkster closed the thread just as I was preparing to post, thus giving <<mod edit--another member>> the last "word". Once again: he doesn't know what he is talking about, despite his "doing this for over a decade". I'm wondering if "this" means "spreading misinformation and reinforcing it with claims of being an expert".