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Network.ftp.anonymous password

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Background

The FTP specification dictates that users must give a username and a password when logging in to a server. If a server allows anonymous logins, clients usually log in with the username “anonymous” and a password corresponding to an email address. If the preference advanced.mailftp is set to true, Mozilla will send the value of this preference instead.

Possible values and their effects

This string is sent in the PASSWORD response to the FTP server immediately following the server’s 331 response to the USER anonymous message. Traditionally the password for anonymous accounts is an email address (and some servers actually check to see if the password looks like one), but you may specify anything you like.

Caveats

UI

Mozilla Suite

A text field is located beneath a checkbox labeled “Send this email address as anonymous FTP password:” under “Edit → Preferences → Advanced”.

First checked in

2001-03-21 by Doug Turner

Has an effect in

  • Netscape (all versions since 6.1 PR1)
  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 0.9)
  • Mozilla Phoenix (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firebird (all versions)
  • Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)
  • Camino (all versions)

Related bugs

Related preferences

External links

  • RFC 959 - File Transfer Protocol (FTP)