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FTP format using a password and username

Discussion in 'Networks' started by michael78, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Does anyone know if below is the way you would connect to an FTP site using a username and password?

    Code:
    ftp://username:password@ftp.bbc.co.uk

    Cheers

    Michael
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Usually your username is "anonymous" and your password is any e-mail address.
     
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  3. SimonV

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    According to the specification of URL formats, RFC 1738, an FTP URL is of the form
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    ftp://user:password@host:port/path 
    some or all of the parts may be excluded. so yes.
     
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  4. d-Faktor
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    wasn't there a microsoft security patch about a year ago that prevents the use of username : password@host strings? or was that only for http requests?
     
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    Off topic post.

    d-Faktor,

    I liked your old avatar from MCSE World much better. It was much more pleasant to look at.... :biggrin
     
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  6. SimonV

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    There was but I seem to remember it being removed again some time after? I could be wrong though, I'd be interested to find out.
     
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  7. d-Faktor
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    hmmm... you'll have to remind me, freddy, because i always get bored really fast with my avatar, so i usually change it every few weeks. i know i had quite a few different ones both on mcseworld and tech-unity. don't you like the bunny? :hhhmmm
     
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    hmm, there's this one for this vulnerability, but i can't find anything about it being removed. still, it only deals with http/https requests, so it's not of any consequence for the above mentioned ftp request.
     
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  9. ffreeloader

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    Oh, I guess the bunny is OK. It's not my style so I'm actually quite indifferent to it. Your old avatar on MCSE World though was a good looking gal on whose arm you had placed a photoshopped tattoo. She was much eaiser to look to at. :biggrin
     
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  10. d-Faktor
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    ah yes, i remember now. well, i usually save all my avatars, but i can't find this one. i'll have a proper look later this evening. still, i do remember where i got the source image: http://ads.skins.be/pics/charlizeFJEJ1_02_1024.jpg.
    it was heavily cropped, mainly focussing on the arm, on which i indeed had photoshopped a reasonably genuine looking tattoo of a logo i was using back then. i remember people asking me if that was me, but alas, i had to admit that it was actually charlize theron in the picture.

    anyway, this is getting waaay off-topic. sorry everybody.
     
  11. Jakamoko
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    How are you trying to connect, Slypie ? ftp client, IE, command line ?
     
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  12. michael78

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    Jakamoko, I just wanted to know how you connect to an FTP site through IE when you need and username and password.
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    IE sux...especially at connecting to FTP servers. You can do it from the command line or download free FTP client software to your computer and use that. I tend to use client software because it makes it easier for me to login to sites I visit repeatedly. I do the configuration once and it's there forever. AceFTP 3 Freeware but there are plenty of free FTP clients available for download. I did a quick google search and came up with this:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=download+free+ftp+clients&btnG=Google+Search

    Check them out and have fun. :)
     
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  14. Jakamoko
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    Only using IE as an example, Trip.

    Slypie - just type ftp.domainname into the address bar (IE will then auto-add the ftp// part for you) and press enter. You will then be asked for the username and pass - enter these, and you'll be able to browse your folders.

    Stick with a proper ftp client, tho - Filezilla is the Daddy for this 8)
     
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