Java News from Sunday, May 2, 2004

The Apache Jakarta Commons Team has released Commons Net 1.0.2 (formerly known as ORO NetComponents), an open source (Apache license) suite of internet protocols implemented in Java including Finger, Whois, TFTP, Telnet, POP3, FTP, NNTP, SMTP, Time and Echo. "This release adds, for the first time, autodetection of FTP server type when retrieving an FTP listing so that non-unix FTP servers can automatically provide usable listings with valid dates, etc. Server types supported in this are Windows NT, OS2, VMS, OS400. Formerly only unix was supported in this way. This enables its automatic use in Ant's FTP task, for example, for these server types as well as the original unix."