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APT goes crazy with alpha.gnu.org

Hi there,

As you might have noticed, alpha.gnu.org's FTPd recently stopped
asking for a password for the "anonymous" user [1], and now allows
that user to login directly.

This breaks some clients that are not prepared to cope with it. For
example, apt-get does:

< 220 GNU alpha FTP server ready.
> USER anonymous
< 230 Login successful. Have fun.
> PASS apt_get_ftp_2.1@debian.linux.user
< 500 Unknown command.

Is alpha.gnu.org adhering to standards, or should we fix apt?

Robert Millan

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