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Bug #9727 Unable to use @ in URL passwords with fopen()
Submitted: 2001-03-13 18:21 UTC Modified: 2001-04-03 09:44 UTC
From: aaron dot webb at corenetworks dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Filesystem function related
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS: rh 6.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-03-13 18:21 UTC] aaron dot webb at corenetworks dot com
I'm running 4.0.4pl1 on redhat 6.1.  I've tried (raw and regular) urlencoding my ftp password to use with fopen, but if there's a @ in it it says 'bad file descriptor'.  

I can open any file via ftp just fine, as long as there's no @ in the filename.  The 'allow url fopen' (can't remember the exact name) is set to ON in my php.ini.  

Here's my script:


$pword = 'stuff@stuff';
$server = "servername";
$filename = "filename";

$pword = urlencode($pword); 

echo $filename = 'ftp://username:' . $pword . "@$servername/$filename";

$fd = fopen ($filename, "r");

echo $contents = fread ($fd, 100);

fclose ($fd);


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 [2001-03-13 22:54 UTC]
There is one bug in your script:
$server = "servername";

echo $filename = 'ftp://username:'.$pword."@$servername/$filename";

You haven't got $servername set but $server.
Try changing that. Reopen if this wasn't the problem.


 [2001-03-14 14:32 UTC] aaron dot webb at corenetworks dot com
Here's my exact code with only the username and password changed (oops - i sent a slightly altered version before, to change the server names/passwords).  This version has the following behaviour:

If I use a password containing only letters/numbers, I can open and read the file no problem.
If I use the same password, and specify a file that does not exist, I get a message saying 'file not found' and one saying 'file or directory does not exist'.

If I use a password containing the @ symbol, I get a message that says 'invalid file descriptor', no matter if the file exists or not.


$pword = 'password';
$server = "prefix";

$pword = urlencode($pword); 

echo $filename = 'ftp://username:' . $pword . "@$";

$fd = fopen ($filename, "r");

echo $contents = fread ($fd, 100);

fclose ($fd);

 [2001-04-03 09:44 UTC]
Works for me just fine. (with a passwd containing a @ )

Please try the latest CVS snapshot from 

Reopen this bug report if problem still persists.


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