Non-anonymous FTP - Problems when Password contains '#'

From: Martin Boening <>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 97 11:32:38 MET

Hi there,

I don't know if this problem has been addressed before:

we have a user who wants to retrieve some Software via FTP from some
customer support server. He has a login with a password containing a hash.
This leeads to problems with squid's ftpget program on squid versions
1.1.14 as well as 1.1.16. The program seems to strip everything from the
hash (#) including the hash itself. This leads to the error message
'Invalid URL syntax'.

E.g., If I try, by way of a test, to access

I get
Error - the requested URL coul not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: ftp://mboen:foo

The following error was encountered:

  o Invalid URL syntax

etc. pp.

Generated by squid/

What can I do about this? Can I hack the URL parsing routines? Did someone

Thank you for your help.

Best Regards
Martin Boening
Internet Administration Paderborn

Martin Boening, MB3792            |
SBS IP 17, Heinz-Nixdorf-Ring 1, D-33106 Paderborn, Germany
Phone/FAX: +49 5251 8  15641/31070
Received on Tue Nov 25 1997 - 12:24:41 MST

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