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5154linkstations FTP engine

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  • Ian
    May 12, 2006
      Does anybody know if the stock version of the linkstations ftp engine
      (firmware 2.05) support any of the below?


      The MDTM command has two functions: to get the last modification date
      & time of a file, and to set the last modification date & time of a
      file. Most servers support getting the date & time, but some do not
      support setting the date & time. In this case SyncBackSE has two
      options: to change the local files date & time to match that of the
      file on the FTP server (the default), or to record the date & time of
      the local file in the Fast Backup results (you must enable Fast
      Backup and disable the option "Force the file modification date &
      time to be correct" on the Copy/Delete tab).


      This command is used to retrieve the details of all files and
      directories within a directory on the FTP server. If a server
      supports this command then SyncBackSE can scan the server
      considerably faster. If the server does not support this command then
      SyncBackSE must make two extra calls per file to the server. For
      example, if a server supports MLSD then only one call to the server
      is required per directory, but if it doesn't support MLSD then there
      will be one call to get the list of files and sub-directories,
      followed by two calls per file in that directory.


      A few servers support MODE Z compression. This allows files to be
      sent to and retrieved from the server in compressed format. For high
      bandwidth connections it's generally not necessary to use MODE Z
      compression. Also note that some servers may support MODE Z
      compression but the administrators of that server may have disabled
      it (as it uses more CPU time and so could overload the server).


      Some servers support SSL/TLS encryption (implicit and/or explicit).
      If the server does support it then SyncBackSE can securely send and
      receive files to and from the server. Note that encryption does
      impact performance and so should only be used if required.


      FTP is a text protocol, not binary. Therefore it can have problems
      with some filenames, e.g. Chinese. To get around this problem some
      FTP servers accept filenames in UTF-8. UTF-8 is an ASCII-preserving
      encoding method for Unicode (ISO 10646), the Universal Character Set
      (UCS). Please note that even though some FTP servers claim to support
      UTF8, their implementation of it is either broken or partially


      If the server supports the XCRC extension then SyncBackSE can verify
      that files transferred to or from the server have been transmitted
      correctly, i.e. the file on the FTP server is the same as the local
      file based on its CRC value.

      borrowed from http://2brightsparks.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1070