Subject: install/13656: sysinst anonymous FTP fails to provide password
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/08/2001 12:50:06
>Number:         13656
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst anonymous FTP fails to provide password
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Aug 08 12:46:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Michael K. Sanders
>Release:        1.5.1
	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'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.