Aha. Then we are having a difference of opinion about
architecture and aesthetics, not function. Putting in a new verb
for the same function each time one wants to provide what is
logically the same information in a different form impresses me as
a bad idea. You prefer it.
No, I don't. I share your desire to do something that is quite
generic and extendable and not end up with a ton of these commands.
My point was that EPRT/EPSV are working fine and rather than try to
kludge something on top of those why not just aim for a GPRT/GPSV
which would be very generic and general commands that could take any
sorts of identifiers of hosts that one might ever want to throw at
it. That could be based on 2428, for sure. That strikes me as a
(Oh ... and to resurrect another notion from the days of haggling
over the i-ds before 2428 ... I'd also think the transport protocol
stuff should be negotiated, as well.)
Mark Allman -- ICIR -- http://www.icir.org/mallman/