RE: Backup script runs on AIX but not on Linux
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:52:36 -0700
That's news to me, thanks John. Here are the settings and commentary from my Oracle Enterprise Linux box - I guess I'll leave it disabled and just continue using dos2unix to strip the dos characters when needed.
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
# raw file.
# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
From: John Abell [mailto:john.abell_at_intnlsoftwareproducts.com]
There used to be 2 parameters in the Red Hat and other Linux system's vsftpd.conf file that would remove these odd characters on a file transfer from things like Windows.
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