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Re: About FTP authentication

From: Daniel <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 10:55:39 +0200


Ive seen you have a page with links to "binding sto libcurl". I want
to provide you some information for Gambas:

How to Install
Installing gambas packages:

Gambas packages include network examples

Binding documentation



What is ScriptBasic?

El dom, 13-06-2004 a las 10:09, Daniel Stenberg escribió:
> On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, Daniel Campos wrote:
> > 1) Authentication: curl, working with HTTP, supports plain, NTLM, etc
> > authentication methods. These methods apply also for FTP?
> Nope.
> > I've made some tests and curl seems to simply send user name and password
> > even if I change authentication option (except for AUTH_NONE, in that case
> > seems to send simply 'anonymous', is this true?)
> Original FTP only has one way to send user+password and that is in plain text.
> Other ways to authenticate over FTP that libcurl supports is using kerberos4
> or SSL.
> > 2) Proxies : As I've read in the curl docs, it seems that proxies are always
> > working using HTTP protocol (except SOCKS), I think FTP through Proxy is
> > encapsulated in HTTP, is this true?
> Yes, most often. Some HTTP proxies are setup to allow you to tunnel through it
> even when doing FTP traffic, and then you can indeed use FTP stuff thru the
> proxy (you'll seed to set the proxytunnel option for this). This is rare
> though.
Received on 2004-06-13