Subject: FTP shouldn't use .netrc for URL fetches?
To: NetBSD current-users mailing list <>
From: Julian Coleman <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/13/2000 20:50:53
Hmm, just tried :


and it didn't work.  Amongst the other output is :

  230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
  200 Type set to I.
  passive on
  Passive mode: on; fallback to active mode: off.
  prompt off
  Interactive mode off.
  cd pub/NetBSD

(because I have a .netrc entry for, and finally :

  550 pub: No such file or directory.

So, should the URL always be of the form :

(which works), or should ftp ignore ~/.netrc for URL fetches?


PS.  Sources from approx Feb 04, but I don't see any significant change since.

                    My other computer also runs NetBSD