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lynx-dev ftp dir listing

From: Gisle Vanem
Subject: lynx-dev ftp dir listing
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 00:39:32 +0100

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' .sshNßO'.tinNßO'MailNßO'NewsNßO'mailNßO'   www_siderO'zipi]'

(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.


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