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automatically appending ;type=<a|i> when using http proxies for ftp urls?

From: Michal Marek <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:33:16 +0200


when retrieving ftp://... urls directly, curl defaults to TYPE I, unless
the url ends with ;type=a or CURLOPT_TRANSFERTEXT is set. However, when
a http proxy is used, curl just passes the url to the proxy, without
trying to enforce a transfer mode, leaving it up to the proxy / ftp
server to decide.

I've a (half-working :)) patch to automatically apped ;type=<a|i> in
such cases if not already present, to make it consistent with the
non-proxy case. Do you think curl should behave that way and I should
finish the patch, or does the user need to take this difference into acount?

Received on 2007-09-13