Password prompts for remote system echoing and not attaching

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Aug 29 18:55:00 GMT 2012

On 8/29/2012 12:58 PM, Mike Casile wrote:
> New install of latest cygwin (CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 1.7.16(0.262/5/3) 2012-07-20
> 22:55) on a new Windows 7 system. When I do ftp <host>  it prompts for uid, then
> prompts for pw (normal).  Problem is, password echoes on the screen ... and then
> it hangs and connection is never made.  If I do ftp -s:<script> <host> ... and
> the script starts with uid/pw ... it all runs fine. Same with pscp.  With putty,
> no problem because putty gets control and prompts for uid/pw itself.  I am
> thinking this is a config fat-finger on my part ... but I am out of my depth.

You have two alternatives here:

   1. Install the inetutils package so you're using the Cygwin FTP client
      (or pick an alternative Cygwin package offering your favorite FTP

   2. Continue to use the Windows FTP client but only do so from a shell
      prompt started from cmd.exe (i.e. no Mintty, xterm, etc).



A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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