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MODE FTP command

Updated May 3, 2017

Overview

This article describes the use of the Transfer Mode (MODE) FTP command.

Environment

All Serv-U versions

Detail

This command changes the transfer mode. The argument is a single Telnet character code specifying the data transfer modes described in the Section on Transmission Modes.

The following codes are assigned for transfer modes:

S - Stream
B - Block
C - Compressed
Z - Deflate

The default transfer mode is Stream. Mode Z (commonly referred to as "on-the-fly" compression) is defined in an IETF draft.

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