Wednesday, April 1, 2009

using links to download ftp files nonanonymously

How's that for a very specific tip?

Well I didn't want to emerge ftp in my gentoo installation and links was there. So I took it as a challenge to figure it out. I seem to remember being able to do that a long time ago. Found the answer here.

In short do this:

links ftp://username:passwd@hostname.sample/directory

In other words, it's not very secure. :) But sufficient for my internal network ftping needs...

Of course ncftp r0xx0r, so this is a very limited use tip.

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