The VAX is running

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Sat Apr 4 13:49:45 CDT 2009


In article <D8CEBB6AE9D43848BD2220619A43F326297685 at M31.equallogic.com>,
    "Paul Koning" <Paul_Koning at Dell.com>  writes:

> I think the more important point is that tapes also have file
> attributes, similar to what RMS has.  So when you need valid attributes
> -- as you do on VMS -- then transferring the file via ANSI labeled tapes
> will do that, while transferring via FTP will not.

It sounds like you're saying that metadata about the file is lost
because FTP just transmits the file contents and not the metadata.
(Similar to the data and resource forks on a Macintosh file?)

The solution seems to be to capture the file in a way that captures
the metadata as well, like StuffIt for Mac files.

Is that it?
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