Subject: Re: ftp auto fetch
To: Ian Harding <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/28/2003 00:18:56
On Friday 28 February 2003 00:12, Ian Harding wrote:
> I am trying to fetch files from an HTTP server that is misconfigured.  It
> returns 400 Bad Request if the browser name doesn't have start with
> "Mozilla".  ftp identifies itself, sensibly, as "NetBSD-ftp/....".

What makes you say that it is mis-configured.  If it is a http URI then 
wouldn't you expect it to require http to access?

> Is there any way to make ftp lie and call itself something like
> "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)"?

Have you tried wget?  I am assuming you want a CLI and not a GUI.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>