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FTP protocol or suggestions to force a client refresh?

I have a reporting application that runs on a remote device.  Users access reports via ftp.  The users access the ftp server via Windows Explorer or any other ftp client.  Some users are complaining that they have to refresh their clients to see new reports.  So, I'm looking for solutions to do an auto-refresh.

I've looked at core-ftp, ftp via Windows Explorer, etc, and I see nothing that would enable this.  
I see nothing in the ftp protocol that would support the ftp server pushing an update to the client.

Any ideas or suggestions?
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charles_gilley

8/22/2022 - Mon
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So far in my search, it looks like it has to be implemented in the client.  So, agree with you.
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So, assuming it has to be done in the client, I'll append to my question - if you recall Windows Explorer, when a file is added to a directory, it detects this change (the shell sends a message and WE can go figure out what was updated).  Being that I can use Windows Explorer in ftp mode, is there a setting in windows explorer to enable a periodic refresh?
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Thanks all.  I'll suggest some ftp clients with autorefresh.
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