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Is this supported?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Howard Goldstein, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Howard Goldstein

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    TCC 11.0

    I would like to be able to use an asterisk in the password field of an
    FTP.CFG entry so that I can use FTP aliases with my user name filled in and
    just be prompted for my password. For example, in FTP.CFG,
    jpsoft.com (jp) anonymous *
    and then type something like
    dir ftp://jp
    and be prompted for the password. I've tried it and it works, except that I
    receive multiple password prompts. Can this be fixed, or am I doing
    something that isn't supported?

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    Howard
     
  2. rconn

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    It is supported, but I need a lot more information:

    Are you using IFTP?

    Is this an SSL or SSH server?

    What is the *exact* syntax you're using, and what is the *exact* output from
    TCC?

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  3. Howard Goldstein

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    Rex Conn wrote:

    It's plain FTP and I am not using IFTP. (I tried it with IFTP and the
    problem does NOT occur in that case.) Here's a real life example that shows
    the problem:

    [C:\test]ver /r

    TCC 11.00.29 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    TCC Build 29 Windows XP Build 2600 Service Pack 3

    [C:\test]type "\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD11\FTP.CFG"
    eaxp07.eh.pweh.com (eaxp07) goldstein *

    [C:\test]dir ftp://eaxp07/login.com

    Password: (eaxp07.eh.pweh.com:goldstein): *********
    Password: (eaxp07.eh.pweh.com:goldstein): *********
    Directory of ftp://eaxp07/login.com

    6/30/2009 10:51 2,046 login.com
    2,046 bytes in 1 file and 0 dirs

    [C:\test]

    Note the two prompts for password. I am correctly only prompted once if I
    do not use the FTP.INI and specify everything on the command line, i.e.,
    dir ftp://goldstein:*@eaxp07.eh.pweh.com/login.com
    asks for the password only once as it should.

    You will not be able to test with the machine I sowed in my example because
    it is on a private network. However, you should be able to see the same
    thing on any FTP server. As I said in my original message, I created the
    FTP.CFG entry
    jpsoft.com (jp) anonymous *
    and when I did
    dir ftp://jp/beta
    I was asked to enter my password twice before seeing the directory listing.

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    Howard
     

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