Machine List (MLST) - KB Article #1577Related Articles --
The MLST command is defined in the IETF working draft Extensions to FTP. It is sent from the client to the server in order to retrieve information about a specific entity. Unlike similar commands used to retrieve information, the response is sent over the command channel. Therefore, no data connection is required to issue this command. The MLST command may be issued with an optional parameter that specifies the entity the server should return information about. If no parameter is provided, then the server must return information about the user's current directory.