Re: Curious ftp problem with squid 1.1.3

From: Martin Ibert <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 08:25:09 +0100

Don Lewis wrote:

> You really can't win either way. If you copy a real text file in binary
> mode, it may be "corrupted" as well, or at least the line termination
> characters might not be what you expect.
> DOS/Windows uses CR/LF
> Unix uses LF
> MacOS uses something other than either of the above, I think.

True, but if the file hasn't been changed in any way while in transit,
you can always apply the necessary conversion on the local user's
machine. But sending a binary file as "text/plain" will often cause it
to arrive hosed beyond all hope of repair. (Especially frustrating if
you notice the hosedness only _after_ transferring a double-digit
megabyte batch of stuff.)

Dipl.-Inform. Martin Ibert, BB-DATA GmbH, phone: +49-30-245-56582
Brunnenstraße 111, D-13355 Berlin, Germany, fax: +49-30-245-56577
Received on Thu Jan 16 1997 - 23:35:27 MST

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