FTP PUT from the Publish button of Netscape Gold

From: Barry Cornelius <Barry.Cornelius@dont-contact.us>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 09:50:18 +0100 (BST)


Netscape 3.0b7 allows you to edit a WWW page on your PC and then hit the
Publish button when you want to copy the file to the server. This works
fine if I configure Netscape to have "No Proxies". However, if I
configure Netscape to use our local cache, then Squid (1.0.6) gets in the
way. I get the following error message:

> While trying to retrieve the URL:
> ftp://dcl0bjc@www.dur.ac.uk/users/dcl0bjc/public_html/private/START.HTM
> The following FTP error was encountered:
> users/dcl0bjc/public_html/private/START.HTM
> No such file or directory
> This means that:
> The given URL does not exist, or is not readable.

The access log contains (on one line):
> - - [23/Aug/1996:09:37:03 +0100]
> "PUT ftp://dcl0bjc:mypassword@www.dur.ac.uk/users/dcl0bjc/public_html/private/START.HTM"
> TCP_MISS 842

and the hierarchy log contains (on one line):
> [23/Aug/1996:09:37:02 +0100]
> ftp://dcl0bjc:mypassword@www.dur.ac.uk/users/dcl0bjc/public_html/private/START.HTM
> DIRECT www.dur.ac.uk

Two problems:
1. The error message given earlier implies to me that the Squid
    software thinks I'm doing an FTP GET rather than an FTP PUT.
2. My unencrypted password is in both the access and hierarchy logs.
    This ought not to occur.

Is Squid behaving properly? Have I misconfigured something?
Can I configure myself out of the first problem?


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Science Site, University of Durham, Fax: 374 3741
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