IOSlaves kept passwords bug?

David Faure faure at
Mon Nov 10 14:45:18 GMT 2008

On Monday 03 November 2008, Lior Mualem wrote:
> I'm working on enabling to keep password in the samba ioslave and I've
> looked into the FTP slave's was of keeping a password and I've noticed the
> following rather broken behaviour:
> I enter the url "ftp://mysite" which requires me to enter with a user and
> not as anonymous.
> I give it one user(user1) and keep the password, then give it a different
> user(user2) and keep his password.
> On the third time I try to log in it works fine, I have to choice of 2
> previously logged in users.
> So far so good, now here comes the weird part - When I look at my wallet,
> both user/password pairs are kept under the anonymous user login -
> "ftp-anonymous at mysite:-1".
> It means that when I try to enter with the url "ftp://user1@mysite" it
> doesn't know that I asked to save that user's password and if I save the
> password again, it saves it under "ftp-user1 at mysite:-1"
> Is this the required behaviour?

Well if it was saved into ftp-user1@ in the first place, then it wouldn't be
used when doing ftp://yoursite, I think, since there is no explicit user in that username.
The "-anonymous" is confusing, maybe it should be removed. But off the top of my
head I don't see a way to do this differently, unless maybe we can iterate over all ftp-*@yoursite
in kpasswdserver when looking for the available login+passwords. Feel free to have
a look there (after all, this is kde-core-devel; if you want me to fix it, file a bug report
and wait until it comes on top of the list - which can take a few years :-)

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