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  1. Hi...

    I need to access this ftp site:

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    FTP2.rai.it
    with a specific Username and Password. Is it possible it using firefox?

    thanks
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    Though I thought browsers could work as clients with ftp sites, using the "ftp://..." URL format, apparently this has changed since I last tried it. Currently using Win10 21H1 here, and when doing it this way the app/OS asks for an appropriate client (of which Google, FF, Edge don't work with it even though offered). Searching on the web it looks like Google deprecated it and FF might still work but with a plugin.

    Probably much easier to use a true FTP/SFTP client, such as Filezilla, WinSCP, CyberDuck, etc. IIRC, though this may also have changed, I believe Windows itself can also be an ftp client in command line mode.

    Spero che ti aiuta.


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  3. Nope. You can use filezilla tho
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    Recently ftp support is removed from all main browsers, so no you have to use a ftp client software like others mentioned already

    You can however use an older version of Firefox that still has ftp support but that route is not recommend
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    You can try basic access from the CMD line, but anonymous access doesn't seem enabled - probably need a valid logon
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    Both Waterfox and Seamonkey (still?) support the File Transfer Protocol.

    P.S.: Internet Explorer 11 too.

    Google Chrome and Firefox have always sucked and will keep sucking forever.
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  7. Usually when i need access to resources that the browser does not support, my workaround these days is to develop some local tool which runs e.g. as task tray application (or windows service, daemon etc...)
    The browser then communicates to this tool via CORS requests, e.g. http://127.0.0.1:2100/ in REST API style and the tool takes over all the work that the browser cannot do.
    It is a huge overhead tough, i guess for FTP it wouldn't make too much sense given the number of available tools that one can use for free.
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    As others have mentioned, Firefox dropped support for ftp recently.

    The proper format to pass user and pw in the url is:
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    ftp://user:password@host:port/path
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    Originally Posted by zing269 View Post
    As others have mentioned, Firefox dropped support for ftp recently.

    The proper format to pass user and pw in the url is:
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    ftp://user:password@host:port/path
    does this still work ?? - https://www.mccdaq.com/pdfs/Enabling_Access_to_FTP_Sites.pdf
    tried with firefox which doesn't work so not sure on the rest.

    some say palemoon & seamonkey browsers still has ftp support - https://forum.winworldpc.com/discussion/13242/browsers-drop-ftp-support-i-got-bushwhacked
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  10. Some browser may get ftp access trough addon - i use FireFTP.
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  11. Also, this is a serious topic, obviously

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    Code:
    ftp://user:password@host:port/path
    Are you trying to use a web browser inside the Visual Studio package, or something similar... or just using the desktop browser?
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  13. Originally Posted by RogerTango View Post
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    Are you trying to use a web browser inside the Visual Studio package, or something similar...
    I am curious about what would be your solution for using ftp inside an embedded browser as i was under the impression that embeeded browsers underly mostly the same restrictions as normal browsers do...
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    Originally Posted by emcodem View Post
    Originally Posted by RogerTango View Post
    [CODE]
    Are you trying to use a web browser inside the Visual Studio package, or something similar...
    I am curious about what would be your solution for using ftp inside an embedded browser as i was under the impression that embeeded browsers underly mostly the same restrictions as normal browsers do...
    Im thinking the same thing, thats why I was asking. Not sure how you would redirect the output of the embedded browser after making an ftp connection; if it even supported an ftp connection.
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  15. Well as mr. @marcorocchini didn't reply at all, i guess we will never know what he wanted to do.
    Maybe his is a programmer and was looking for managing ftp sites through javascript in the browser, or maybe he was just a user who was not aware of the existence of filezilla, who knows
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