I quit

Benjamin Walkenhorst krylon at gmx.net
Mon Jan 10 08:35:11 PST 2005

Kevin Kinsey wrote:

> Just "bin" works.  But you'll _absolutely_ want to do
> that.
> <*slight* exaggeration>Why M$ assumes the only thing you'll ever want
> to d/l via ftp is ASCII text </*slight* exaggeration> is beyond me ....

It's not the worst thing I've seen - when you want to transfer a text 
file from OS390/zOS,
you are in deep water. =)
zOS's native charset is EBCDIC. When you use ASCII transfer mode, all 
you get on an ASCII-based system is garbage.
When you convert the file to ASCII on the mainframe and transfer it via 
ASCII, you get garbage. What you have to do is transfer the file in 
binary mode and convert it manually either before or afterwards.

Kind regards,

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