Firefox does not show files on a ProFTPd server if ftpd directive 'ListOptions' is "-lh" or "-h"

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Core
Networking: FTP
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major
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: der.messser, Unassigned)

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x86_64
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7 years ago
Created attachment 559750 [details]
Wrong listing ('ListOptions "-lh"'). Right listing: ftp://ftp.spheniscida.de/download/liblist/

When configuring my proftpd FTP server and changed the directive ListOptions, which says with which arguments ls is called (-l shows the content as list, -lh as list with "human-readable" file sizes, so 125M instead of 125000000, -a shows also hidden files etc.), to "-lh" which would the server make return better readable file sizes. Filezilla and the command line ftp client (ftp) don't have any problems, but firefox does not show any content excepted symlinks and READMEs on the server (I really don't recognize an ordered beahviour). A screenshot of the wrong listing is attached.
I guess this is everything you should know.
Component: General → Networking: FTP
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → networking.ftp
We are in a period where ftp is clearly deprecated and in general, making changes to the code is riskier than letting it ride unless there is a patch and reviewer available to make a good judgment about it. So I'm going to wontfix ftp bugs related to enhancements, interop errors, etc.. We will be better off putting our energy into including a different js based ftp stack.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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