pub.client.ftp:quote service not working

Hi,
I tried using pub.client.ftp:quote.
In the Built-in Services Reference.pdf, it is given that ‘This service submits the
command exactly as it is specified in a parameter called “string”.’
But I assigned ‘ls’ to this “string” parameter.
On doing so, the ftp return message I got was: “500 LS not understood”.
I got the same kind of message for other commands also.
Please advice.

Thanks in advance,
Anil

I think we may need to update the documention on this???

Unfortunately LS is not a valid command for “quote”.
I tried NOOP and some of the other command list below and it seems to work.

Nino

reference: http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/usail/man/solaris/ftp.1.html

***
quote arg1 arg2 ...
          Send the arguments specified, verbatim, to  the  remote
          FTP  server.   A  single  FTP reply code is expected in
          return.  (The remotehelp command  displays  a  list  of
          valid arguments.)

          quote should be used only by experienced users who  are
          familiar with the FTP protocol.

***

214-The following commands are recognized (* =>'s unimplemented).
   USER    PORT    TYPE    MLFL*   MRCP*   DELE    SYST    RMD     STOU
   PASS    PASV    STRU    MAIL*   ALLO    CWD     STAT    XRMD    SIZE
   ACCT*   EPRT    MODE    MSND*   REST    XCWD    HELP    PWD     MDTM
   SMNT*   EPSV    RETR    MSOM*   RNFR    LIST    NOOP    XPWD
   REIN*   LPRT    STOR    MSAM*   RNTO    NLST    MKD     CDUP
   QUIT    LPSV    APPE    MRSQ*   ABOR    SITE    XMKD    XCUP
214 Direct comments to ftp-bugs@x1.

Actually the Built-in Service Reference is correct.

It specifies the following - “You can use this service to execute non-standard FTP commands.”

“ls” is a standard ftp command and shouldn’t be used with the “quote” service.

So we don’t really need to update the guide - relief for our “doc-writers”…

How about “ls -t”?

hmmm … i guess i’m just gonna have to use the "quote mdtm " service on each file and then sort them on my end … adds overhead … but i wont have that many files … so it’ll be ok i think

Hi All,

I want to use ls - t on FTP server .Can anybody please advise me with "pub.client.ftp:quote service " what sholud be the