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From Niklas Gustavsson <>
Subject Re: [ftpserver] Contributing to FTPServr
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2005 22:30:46 GMT

Birkir A. Barkarson wrote:

>on noticing Niklas mail on the FTP Server here I wanted to express my
>intrest as well.
>At the beginning of 2004 I conducted a wide search and test of various FTP
>servers. My particularly requirements was that it properly supported UTF-8
>and that it
>enabled proper display of file names on my server which tend to be in more
>than one language (covering at least two different ASCII codepages).  None
>of the servers I tried could do this properly (even the ones advertised as
>UTF8 compatible).  I therefore downloaded the Apache FTP Server and in a
>period of about one month made extensive modifications.
>The main modifications included:
>Full compliance with RFC 2389 - Feature Negotiation Mechanism for FTP
>Full compliance with RFC 2640 - Internationalization of the FTP
>Translation in three additional languages (Japanese, Chinese Traditional and
>Additional compliance with Extensions to FTP (draft-ietf-ftpext-mlst-14.txt)
I think all of these sounds very interesting and having good i18n
support is crucial.

>Like Niklas I'm not an Apache commiter but if there is interest in
>integrating these modifications back to the source or further developing the
>FTP server then I believe I would be interested in participating or
>providing any help I could.
>I would appreciate some directions in how I might best accomplish that.
Given that there are no licensing issues, I think that using the
FTPServer JIRA project (
by creating issues for each item and then providing patches. Since I
guess that some of the modifications you've done might be quite
intricate (especially the i18n stuff) you might want to break your items
above into several smaller tasks.

The patches would then be reviewed by a commiter before being applied to
the code base.

>My main areas of interests would be in the following,
>full consideration of RFC's 2428 and 2577.
>implementing Transport Layer Security ( draft-murray-auth-ftp-ssl-06 )
>a virtual directory system
All of these are of interest to me as well so I would be very interested
in working with you on them.


Niklas Gustavsson

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