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RE: FTP large file support patch

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:51:16 -0500

> I will, however, be spending time at work on the stuff to recognize
> broken server handling of the REST command for offsets above 2 GB. I'm >
going to add that as an additional part of this current patch, since it >
doesn't really apply to anyone who isn't also concerned about large
> files (well, at least, as far as I've seen -- all of the servers I've
> talked to support up to 2 GB REST just fine...).

Just a suggestion about that. I think this would be best done as a
CURLOPT_*. Meaning I'm thinking something like how there is the
CURLOPT_HTTP200ALIASES. I'm just thinking, it seems like a bad idea to me to
have something like this, which is essentially going to be a hack, as the
standard way an ftp resume is parsed. Something like
CURLOPT_FTPRESTART2GBLIMITCHECK or something like that, just that way this
code (which seems like it could *possibly* cause some problems since all
servers tend to use different text strings) is only executed if the client
programmer wants it to be rather than the default.

Just my 2 cents though.

Dominick Meglio

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Received on 2003-12-15