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I'm trying to get HTTP proxy to work with anonymous FTP. On my Web-browser I'll ask  URL ftp://ftp.funet.fi, which is relayed to my proxy (as URL to port 80). My proxy starts FTP-connection OK, gives userid (anonymous) and password (WWWuser@...). At this point FTP-server disconnects (password isn't valid E-mail address).

My browser doesn't send my E-mail to the proxy, so proxy uses somekind of default value. Is there any place in proxy I can configure this (it's IBM Internet Server for AIX 4.2) or should I do it in my browser (Netscape 3.01) ?

IBM support people weren't able to help (at least so far).

Thanks for any help.
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by:grendel081997
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Do you KNOW that the ftp server you are trying to log into isn't recieving the password? Some of them actually want to have your email address and they will not take passwords like "wwwuser@hahahha" or anything that couldn't be real  
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by:gronja
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I suppose that my question didn't explain enough. I have run trace in proxy and I know what it sends and receives. Server gets the password OK, but it doesn't like that.

Proxy sends as a default password WWWuser@... and my problem was, where I can change this default. I have been able to add domain name after it, so now proxy sends WWWuser@upm-kymmene.com, which is acceptable for the server.

I still have problems with proxy, because it somehow loses file types (text, binary, directory, link) and that way browser is little bit confused. But the original problem is now pathced (not solved :-).

The given answer is poor, because I asked how to change the password, not why I can't log in (that I knew already).
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mwwhite earned 200 total points
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From the options menu, select "Network Preferences". Choose the protocols tab. There should be a checkbox labeled "Send e-mail address as anonymous ftp password", or something like that. If
select that option, all should be well.
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