[thelist] browser FTP

James Hardy evolt at weeb.biz
Wed Apr 21 08:24:31 CDT 2010

On 21 April 2010 00:25, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:

> I tried setting up an FTP account for family to drop images/videos then
> give them instructions to use either windows explorer or firefox.
> Both methods work if I use the main user account and password, but both
> fail if I use a custom FTP account created using the cPanel FTP manager.
>  I'm thinking that neither likes the fact that the FTP manager account
> naming convention is:
> FTP username: account at domain.com
> The windows method (substituting variables of course) is:
> 1) Open My Computer
> 2) Click View --> Toolbar --> Address Bar
> 3) In the address bar enter: ftp:account at domain.com:password at domain.com
> which fails.  The main user account which succeeds:
> ftp:account:password at domain.com <ftp%3Aaccount%3Apassword at domain.com>
> Is there any workaround for ftp accounts that are named like this?
> -Bob

I believe URL encoding will work here so ftp:account%40domain.com:p
assword at domain.com might be the answer

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