misc/113336: ftpd doesn't handle filenames which contain curly ?brackets

Oliver Fromme olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon Jun 4 17:09:26 UTC 2007

Bruce Cran wrote:
 > When trying to fetch files from a server running the ftpd from
 > /usr/libexec, ftpd apparently removes curly brackets from filenames
 > before trying to read them from the filesystem.

ftpd performs filename globbing, i.e. it interprets
the wildcards "?", "*" and "[...]", and additionally
it expands csh-like brace expressions.

In other words:  What you see is expected behaviour,
not a bug.  Try prepending a backslash in front of
the braces, i.e.:  get guid_\{1234567890\}_file.txt

(I haven't tested this ...  It might be possible that
the FTP client removes one level of backslashes, so
in that case you need to write two backslashes each.)

Best regards

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