Re: proxies and FTP

Alexander Dupuy (
Mon, 19 Dec 1994 10:24:30 -0500

Date: Mon, 19 Dec 1994 10:24:30 -0500
From: (Alexander Dupuy)
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Subject: Re: proxies and FTP

> 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:://>.
I believe this should be acceptable to Mosaic as well as WWW browsers that
support the draft RFC URL specification.