Re: curl: ftp anonymous password
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 09:54:28 +0100 (MET)
On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 eperez_at_dei.inf.uc3m.es wrote:
[sorry for not having replied earlier, I've been away from my mail the last
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Thanks for mailing me regarding the FTP password curl uses.
> I've seen you are sending "curl_by_daniel_at_haxx.se" as PASS in anonymous
Yes, unless you specify a password.
> You should use "anonymous@" as newer ftp clients do.
I don't think so. Some strict ftp server checks for something that looks like
a valid email, and by not having anything on the right side of the @ letter
it is not a valid email address.
> Problems with your approach:
> - Some stupid servers try to check that what goes after @ exists
> and delay the login and could deny login if the hostname is not a DNS
> valid one.
haxx.se is a valid domain.
> - Sending anything that's not anonymous@ as password is not
> anonymous by definition
Surely it is. It doesn't identify the user one bit, it identifies the
> - Spyware is not a good idea, most users don't like it.
I wouldn't go so far to actually call that spyware.
> I send you the bugfix.
I still don't like the absense of a right side of the @ letter...
-- Daniel Stenberg -- curl groks URLs -- http://curl.haxx.se/Received on 2002-01-02