Bug 13566 - user password not accepted on ftp login
user password not accepted on ftp login
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ftp (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-07-07 08:24 EDT by scheck
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-17 08:46:02 EDT
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Description scheck 2000-07-07 08:24:24 EDT
Change a users password with passwd to: "-_qwert".
Try a "ftp localhost" and login with the new password.
With every password beginning with a "-_" I tried I wasn't 
able to login. (the same in kfm: ftp://user@localhost)
Passwords beginning with "_-" are ok.

Strange! Is this a bug or a feature?
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2000-07-14 01:09:13 EDT
Its common for ftp servers to have this message:
Begin your password entry with a - (dash) to suppress the helpful messages.

That is so it turns off the dumb misc messages.

Try putting two dashes.
see if it works that way.
alternatively ask your users not to have password starting with dash
finally - this doesn't occur on proftpd.

Comment 2 scheck 2000-07-17 08:46:02 EDT
So it's a feature. 
An additional dash works fine. 
Thank you.

Before this bug report I searched the man pages and the web, but I didn't found 
any hint to this feature.

I'd propose 

Comment 3 Henri Schlereth 2000-08-01 22:13:03 EDT
Per customers request changed status of bug report.


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