SUMMARY2: Problem decoding FTPmail files

From: John Mc Grath (ext_adm!jmcgrath@uunet.UU.NET)
Date: Tue Jan 12 1993 - 17:22:19 CST

After sending the below summary I received many more responses, most
of which referenced the btoa/atob programs. Some even included them.
BUt the reason I am sending out a second summary is that some people
indicated that I could add a uuencode statement in my FTP request and that would force the use of the standard uuencode/uudecode. I haven't
tried this yet but I will.

Additional thanks to:!feldt (Andy Feldt)!amp19263 (John R. Kilheffer)!hammond (Kevin W. Hammond)!canuck (Mike Pearlman)!titan!rrebello (Rod Rebello )!peters (Peter Samuel)!zeev (Ze'ev Wurman)!dsnmkey (Martin Kelly)

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>From uunet!!sun-managers-relay Tue Jan 12 07:35:22 1993
Sender: uunet!!sun-managers-relay
From: uunet!ext_adm!jmcgrath (John Mc Grath)
Reply-To: uunet!ext_adm!jmcgrath (John Mc Grath)
Followup-To: junk
Subject: SUMMARY: Problem decoding FTPmail files

I received three replies within the hour.
Sorry I omitted that I had tried to use uudecode with no luck.
The answer was provided by two of the replies. I needed the "atob"
and "btoa" C programs from PD. Brett Chapman was kind enough to
supply me with a copy. I compiled them and was able to decode the
files with in ten minutes.

Thanks again for the help.!adam%bwnmr4 (Adam Shostack)!ca (Claus Assmann)!blc (Brett Chapman x7-4391)

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>From jmcgrath Mon Jan 11 10:32:33 1993
To: uunet!!sun-managers
Subject: Problem decoding FTPmail files

I am having a great deal of trouble decoding a specific type of file received via FTPmail. I have read and reread my SUN manuals and UUCP books from O'Reilly. Perhaps someone in netland can tell me how to convert the below example to a useable file.
System: SUN SPARCstation IPC
OS: 4.1.1b
Mem: 8 MB


[-] (binary uncompressed btoa, last)

xbtoa Begin
~~~much more of the same~~~~~
xbtoa End N 13382 3446 E a2 S 18d39a R aff7ab38


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