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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1a) Gecko/20020610
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
use a command like wget ftp://username:firstname.lastname@example.org/
where username is valid for the server and the password contains the # and ~ chars
Actual Results: returns with
Resolving www.website.co.uk... done.
Connecting to www.website.co.uk[192.168.0.1]:21... connected.
Logging in as username ...
Expected Results: successful login and download of files
this still happens if the #~ chars are urlencoded
upgrading wget to GNU Wget 1.8.2 solves the problem
1.8.2 is what is in rawhide.
it's still broken in 7.3 though !!??