FTP Logical Byte Sizes

Frank J. Wancho (WANCHO@SIMTEL20.ARPA)
Tue, 7 Jun 1988 16:38 MDT


There still is a definite need for TYPE L <bytesize>, in particular,
TYPE L 8, TYPE L 32, and TYPE L 36. Most important is TYPE L 8
because it is the only way to correctly transfer our 8-bit binary
files to a non-PDP10 host. It would be short-sighted to assume
transfers of 8-bit binary data even between hosts of the same word
length would be correct using TYPE IMAGE or TYPE L nn as the byte
order within the word may not be the same. Similar cases can be made
to be able to specify other possible bytesizes.


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