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Re: URL with @ in passwords

From: Gisle Vanem <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 23:12:39 +0200

> The user name (and password), if present, are followed by a
> commercial at-sign "@". Within the user and password field, any ":",
> "@", or "/" must be encoded.

Yes, but encoded where? Before the curl/libcurl gets a chance to parse
it or when sending it to a proxy or back to user for display? FireFox
AFAICS correctly shows it as

in the address bar *after* the ftp-listing is retrieved.
But it always sends PASS for any ftp-url
and doesn't give a toss about my ftp-proxy settings. (?)

Received on 2004-07-28