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Can I specify the system type value returned by the FTP SYST command so that I can switch from UNIX to Windows NT?


GlobalSCAPE 5
EFT Express (SMB) & Enterprise

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT Server, version 6.2.5 and later

QUESTION

Can I specify the system type so that I can switch from UNIX to Windows NT?

ANSWER

A SYST request asks for information about the server's operating system. The server accepts this request with code 215. EFT Server, and most servers, respond with 215 UNIX Type: L8:

Some clients disable essential features when they do not see particular strings in the SYST response. If your server requires a particular response, EFT Server provides a registry setting with which you can specify the value returned by the FTP SYST command.

64 bit: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0\FTPSYSTResponse

32 bit: HKLM\SOFTWARE \GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0\FTPSYSTResponse

 Value data: Windows_NT

The string value provided in the registry will be truncated to 128 characters, if necessary.

After adding the registry key above, the response is 215 Windows_NT:

For more information about the SYST response, refer to http://cr.yp.to/ftp/syst.html.


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