Subject: install/13656: sysinst anonymous FTP fails to provide password
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/08/2001 12:50:06
>Synopsis: sysinst anonymous FTP fails to provide password
>Arrival-Date: Wed Aug 08 12:46:00 PDT 2001
>Originator: Michael K. Sanders
NetBSD/i386 1.5.1 (RELEASE)
I recently tried to install NetBSD/i386 1.5.1 on a machine behind
an FTP proxy that chokes on ftp.netbsd.org's large login banner.
Providing a password that starts with '-' works around this and
allows the connection to work. However, sysinst seems to ignore
any provided password when using user 'ftp', preventing the special
password from being sent.
Enter a password for user 'ftp'. Observe that the URL retrieved with
ftp -a contains no password.
A workaround is to use user 'anonymous', for which sysinst honors the
password. Sysinst should be fixed to provide a password, even for user
'ftp', if one is specified by the user.