File Transfer Protocol HOST Command for Virtual Hosts
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'File Transfer Protocol HOST Command for Virtual Hosts' to Proposed Standard (draft-hethmon-mcmurray-ftpext-ftp-hosts-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'File Transfer Protocol HOST Command for Virtual Hosts' (draft-hethmon-mcmurray-ftpext-ftp-hosts-05.txt) as Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-hethmon-mcmurray-ftpext-ftp-hosts/
Technical Summary This document defines a new FTP command that provides a mechanism for FTP clients and servers to identify individual virtual hosts on an FTP server. Review and Consensus The extension is straightforward. The first version of this draft was published in 2007. Various alternatives were proposed before the final version was chosen; the alternatives are discussed in an appendix, along with reasons that they were not chosen. Several companies have already implemented the FTP HOST command (on the client and the server sides), so it's beginning to gain industry acceptance even though it has yet to be formally published. All discussion occurred on the FTP Extensions mailing list. Before the FTP Extensions working group disbanded, the working group was solidly behind this. Minor editorial issues were found during shepherd and AD review and the document was revised. Personnel The document shepherd is Tony Hansen. The responsible Area Director is Barry Leiba.