On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, D. Todd Meckenstock wrote:
> If your are using your web browser to do things like ftp://domain.com/pub,
> this is actually implemented over the http protocol as an anonymous login
> and does not use the ftp-proxy at all. If you need username/password
> sign-on to ftp sites, you have to implement the ftp proxy.
This is not actually true. Yes, your browser forwards the request to your
proxy over port 80, but you can pass username and password information.
The usual convention (and this is probably the standard for these URLs
rather than merely a convention, but that's a guess) is:
You can pass this to Squid and it will merrily fetch objects for you all
day long. Your life will probably be easier, however, if you just put
ftp-gw on your firewall and give ws-ftp to all of your users.
Placing a login on your firewall for this purpose is dangerous, and I
advise against it.
Todd Graham Lewis Linux! Core Engineering
Mindspring Enterprises tlewis @
com (800) 719 4664, x2804