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ZXnet http server: Note N00008: FTP server SYST responses

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Number: N00008
Created: 14 November 2007
Revised: 14 November 2007

Many FTP servers will report their operating system back to an FTP client in response to the SYST command. Their response is not always very readable though - "UNIX Type: L8 Version: BSD-199506" doesnt exactly make it obvious what the distribution of UNIX is in this case. This page lists FTP server SYST responses with the operating systems that produced them.

Response Operating System FTP Server
UNIX emulated by FileZilla Windows / Windows NT FileZilla Server 0.9.22 beta
UNIX Type: L8 Version: SVR4 SGI IRIX 6.5 unknown
VMS OpenVMS v7.2 on node... OpenVMS Alpha v7.2 Digital TCP/IP services for OpenVMS
UNIX Type: L8 Version: Digital UNIX V4.0 (Rev. 1229) Digital UNIX 4.0F

The following are from the internet - I do not have access to these platforms to verify them

Response Operating System
UNIX Type: L8 SunOS (BSD or System V Solaris)
UNIX Type: L8 Version: BSD-198911 OSF/1 on DEC Alphas
UNIX Type: L8 Version: BSD-43 NeXTSTEP 3.2
UNIX Type: L8 Version: BSD-199506 NetBSD (from 1997ish usenet post)
UNIX Type: L8 Version: BSD-43 OPENSTEP 4.2