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Re: stop exposing usernames in ftp(1)?

On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 17:08:34 +0000
David Holland <> wrote:

> In this day and age there's no real reason to expose valid local user
> names to ftp servers, and some risk that doing so will attract spam.
> So I think it's time we stopped doing so. The following patch makes
> the anonftp password always "anonymous@".
Excellent idea.  I've long had

        machine default login anonymous password anonymous@

in my .netrc file for precisely that reason.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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