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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:00:29 -0500 (EST)
From: Joe Weisenberger <>
Subject: RE: MS to stop allowing passwords in URLs

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Fergus Brooks wrote:

snipped ...
> Also I have found that often to get to an FTP server on the Internet
> (depending on the proxy, connection, firewall etc) that you need to use
> this format. Taking this functionality away will certainly make it
> harder for a lot of support people and consultants to do their jobs.
snipped ...

I just applied this patch (KB832894 MS-04-004) to IE 6.0 on W2K to check
handling of ftp url's. After the patch, ftp://username:password@...e still
works.  I think the change only applies to http, https.

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