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

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Tue Jun 5 11:30:09 UTC 2007

The following reply was made to PR bin/113336; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk>
To: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.ORG,  bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, 
 olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Subject: Re: misc/113336: ftpd doesn't handle filenames which contain curly
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 12:28:48 +0100

 Oliver Fromme wrote:
 > 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
 >    Oliver
 Thanks, it works with FreeBSD's FTP client when I use two backslashes.

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