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FtpFindFirstFile returns hh:mm filename on AIX ftp server

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I'm prog. a ftp interface to an AIX ftp server.
The FtpFindFirstFile Function returns the time in front of the filename like this:

11:11 lala.txt

what's wrong with the API ?

Also on Reliant Unix (Sinix) ftp servers it's go wrong !

On all other servers it goes.

Has anybody a idea ?

wOlve
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There is no universal standard for the output of the LIST command from a FTP server.

The API you are calling is working correctly. The FTP servers you are addressing are also working correctly. The API simply does not understand the file listings being returned as it was not designed to do so.

I can think of a number of options, in order of practicality;

a) Only address FTP servers that the API understands, or
b) Use an alternative FTP library that works with a wider range of server types than the Microsoft library, or
c) Write your own FTP library, or
d) Use a modern file-access protocol (because FTP sucks and should only be used as a last resort)

Further information on the FTP protocol is available here; http://www.wu-ftpd.org/rfc/

Peace,
WorkingJourneyman
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Nothing helps!

The FTP server from AIX has perhaps a bug!
So a close this question!

wolve
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