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Re: automatically appending ;type=<a|i> when using http proxies for ftp urls?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 15:55:31 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, Michal Marek wrote:

> when retrieving ftp://... urls directly, curl defaults to TYPE I, unless the
> url ends with ;type=a or CURLOPT_TRANSFERTEXT is set. However, when a http
> proxy is used, curl just passes the url to the proxy, without trying to
> enforce a transfer mode, leaving it up to the proxy / ftp server to decide.
> I've a (half-working :)) patch to automatically apped ;type=<a|i> in such
> cases if not already present, to make it consistent with the non-proxy case.
> Do you think curl should behave that way and I should finish the patch, or
> does the user need to take this difference into acount?

I think it sounds like a good idea, since when speaking FTP over a HTTP proxy
I think the proxy needs as much extra hints as possible to make an as good
transfer as possible!

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