Subject: Re: ftp auto fetch
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>
Date: 02/28/2003 01:19:27
On Friday 28 February 2003 00:57, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 12:18:56AM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> | 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.
> The web site is broken if it expects the client program to return a
> particular string before allowing a download...
No argument there but...
> | If it is a http URI then wouldn't you expect it to require http to
> | access?
> ftp *does* use HTTP to retrieve http:// arguments on the command line.
Is that a feature of our FTP client or is it part of the FTP protocol?
D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>