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Re: lynx-dev lynx: ftp anonymous password

From: RobertM
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx: ftp anonymous password
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 13:01:41 +0000 (GMT)

It is alleged that Eduardo P?rez once typed:
> On 2002-02-15 15:54:15 -0500, David Mosher wrote:
> > But many users don't know how to set this up. or, even if they do, are
> > running Lynx on remote systems where it may be difficult.  Others rely on
> > DHCP to provide what they consider to be adequate, if modest, "IP address
> > anonymity".  In any case, the fact that there are alternatives doesn't
> > excuse coughing up info unnecessarily.
> What's more important, no program should send private information
> without the user knowledge.

Lynx doesn't send private information without the users knowledge,
assuming that the user reads the documentation:
" For anonymous ftp, Lynx uses your personal_mail_address (address@hidden) as
the password  if  it  has  been defined via the 'o'ptions menu.
Otherwise, Lynx uses the dummy password WWWUser."

Quoted from: lynx/lynx_help/lynx_url_support.html#ftp

So no problem on that front.

  "Ask not what I can do for the stupid, 
         but what the stupid can do for me" - Graeme Garden

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