The current Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) does not transfer
any information about the files to be transferred, only the file
contents as a byte stream. This is sufficient for Unix-type files if the
sender and receiver use the same CCS. However, it is possible to set
specific file permissions for transferred files by using the
site chmod commands with
command line tools.
With MVS datasets, Tectia needs more information: which transfer format to use, what code sets are involved, and what the file characteristics are. Tectia introduces some extensions to SFTP and the information can be relayed by using the Site commands of scpg3 and sftpg3.
For more information on MVS file transfers, see Tectia Server for IBM z/OS User Manual.