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Re: lynx-dev lynx: ftp anonymous password

From: Eduardo Pérez
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx: ftp anonymous password
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 12:35:41 +0000

On 2002-02-15 15:54:15 -0500, David Mosher wrote:
> Command-line Unix/DOS FTP clients, and cURL, prompt for a password, or use
> what's specified in '.netrc'.  By default, wget will send the user's
> e-address for anonymous FTP, but this can be changed with '.netrc' or
> '.wgetrc'.

Versions of wget starting at wget-1.7 won't send the user's e-address.

> But many users don't know how to set this up. or, even if they do, are
> running Lynx on remote systems where it may be difficult.  Others rely on
> DHCP to provide what they consider to be adequate, if modest, "IP address
> anonymity".  In any case, the fact that there are alternatives doesn't
> excuse coughing up info unnecessarily.

What's more important, no program should send private information
without the user knowledge.

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