ftp url problem?

From: Rodney Holm <rodneyh@dont-contact.us>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 17:10:20 -0600


On a squid 1.1.20 NOVM, Linux, I put the following url into my browser:
This is the absolute path of the file.


I get the following response:


The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL:

The following FTP error was encountered:

      home/ftp/someuser/somefile.exe: Not a directory.

This means that:

    The given URL does not exist, or is not readable.

Generated Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT, by squid-ftpget/1.NOVM.20@TEAMInternet

If I change the url to the follwing:


It works. The file actually lives in the directory i am put into on a
successful login. woohoo

It also works in both instances if I do not go through the proxy, ie. just using
a straight dialin client, or going through a masqueraded connection without the

The reason I ask this is a site on the Internet generates the url and when I
click on it
it gives me the error. I played with it for a while and found that if I logged
an ftp command line client I could see and get the file both ways, using;
get /home/ftp/someuser/somefile.exe OR
get somefile.exe

Before I start digging through the squid code I would like to get a feel for if
has been fixed in a later release, and if not is it part of the url parsing code
in squid
or is it the squid ftpget program that is doing the wrong thing.


Rodney D. Holm                  rodneyh@apexxtech.com
Apexx Technology, Inc.          http://www.apexxtech.com
Received on Wed Sep 16 1998 - 16:10:00 MDT

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