On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 09:19:05AM -0800, TJ Saunders wrote:
> > Unfortunately, the patch in bugzilla 2863 does not solve the issue.
> > It's the 450 answer that confuses the client, which it takes as a
> > problem with obtaining the directory listing and thus refuses to
> > continue. proftpd 1.2 used to deliver an empty listing with a 226
> > return code, which is what the client expects.

> RFC959 does not dictate a particular behavior to which FTP server
> implementations must conform when handling the LIST command on nonexistent
> files. Therefore ProFTPD's current behavior is not necessarily a bug; in
> this case your client needs to handle both cases. In fact, I would argue
> that sending an 4xx error response code is better than a 2xx response
> code, indicating success of some sort.

I disagree, and have written a more detailed explanation on bugzilla


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