Re: proxies and FTP

Alexander Dupuy (dupuy@smarts.com)
Mon, 19 Dec 1994 10:24:30 -0500


Date: Mon, 19 Dec 1994 10:24:30 -0500
From: dupuy@smarts.com (Alexander Dupuy)
Message-Id: <9412191524.AA15208@just.smarts.com>
To: steveg@pa.dec.com, masinter@parc.xerox.com
Subject: Re: proxies and FTP
Cc: www-proxy@www0.cern.ch, uri@bunyip.com

> In the meanwhile, the short answer is that you can't reliably give out
> ftp URLs for sites/files where cwd A; cwd B; retr C isn't equivalent
> to retr A/B/C.

Actually, I believe that you can.  Just encode all initial required '/'
characters as %2F.  In the example originally given, from CMU's anon ftp area,
this would be <ftp:://some.thing.cmu.edu/%2Fusr%2Fanon/some/file/some/where>.
I believe this should be acceptable to Mosaic as well as WWW browsers that
support the draft RFC URL specification.

@alex