>> In fact, their AS400 program launch "RETR ." command and they get all
>> files which in the current directory. and with IIS, it's OK
> This behaviour is not defined in the FTP standard.
> To get all files, you must first use the list function to get the file
> list and then iterate thru the list. This is what the "mget" implemented
> in most command list FTP client does.

"mget" indeed uses NLST instead of LIST but LIST and MLSD (a newer command
a different response format) could also be used safely.

Just my 2 cents,


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