Subject: Re: tnftp and HTTP cookies
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 12/14/2003 13:47:43
On Sat, Dec 13, 2003 at 08:44:04PM +0100, Klaus Heinz wrote:
| /usr/bin/ftp (tnftp) cannot retrieve
| due to the use of HTTP cookies. So far this has been the only URL where I
| have seen this and I wonder whether people would be interested in cookie
| support (RFC 2109) for tnftp. Tnftp already knows HTTP redirection and
| support for cookies would enhance support of HTTP without turning it into
| a clone of GNU wget, IMO.
I don't think it's worth the effort; adding cookie support will be
just a slippery slope into turning ftp into wget or curl, with a
commiserate increase in code complexity; it's annoying enough to
maintain compliance with all the HTTP RFCs already.