Which parameters to use for downloading from a site with username and password authentification.
This is by design.
Use the following parameters to download from a http site with username and password.
wget --http-user=username --http-password=mypassword 'http://www.somesite.com/protected/DVD.iso'
For ftp sites you can use the ftp-user and ftp-password parameters.
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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG
Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.