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Article ID: 4198, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on May 8, 2014

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  • Sphera


Using MS Internet Explorer to access Linux name based ftp (Keywords : Linux, FTP, IE)


1. we currently use '%' in our user names (user%domain) for name based VDSs

2.'%' is used as a separator between the password and the host in the FTP connection string (ftp://:@:/>)

3. IE gets confused due to the % in the connection string.


It is possible to connect via IE when supplying the following connection string:

ftp://:@:/> and replacing the '%' sign in the user name with their encoding (%25)

so if:

user =

host =

password = 123456

The string will look like this:

All other FTP clients we tried have no problem with the user name format.

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