Help Linux ftp client (and .netrc) with NT ftp proxy

Help Linux ftp client (and .netrc) with NT ftp proxy

Post by Wayne D. Hoxsie J » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00

We have an NT box as our internet gateway at work and it uses WinGate
as an ftp proxy agent.  In order to get to the outside world, we use a
modified username to specify the host:

This is all fine and dandy and lets out local intranet get to the
outside world, but wreaks havoc with Linux's ftp client when used with
the .netrc file for automated transfers.  ftp complains about the
syntax in the .netrc file.

or '.')

Any help appreciated.

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for a unix ftp client that works through MS proxies, even with NTLM
authentication, go to this link...
on the link above, 'curl' and 'lftp' seem to be teh best two i've ever
used, but be warned that curl will require openssl libraries as well
as zlib libraries.

you might also get errors with or something such as this... fatal
    No such file or directory
if you get this kiind of error, then search for my
explanation on this kind of Nasty error which has fooled/beaten many a

for NTLM authentication (MS Proxy Firewall or MS ISA Firewall), get on and look for 'NTLM Proxy Authentication' and then
find a program called (i think the program is called 'aps' it's
written by Dmitry Rozmanov) download it and configure it for your MS
Proxy/ISA Firewall. it might require the python intepreter, download
the python intepreter if you DON'T already have it. be patient,
everything will eventually work for you once you've read all the
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