Secure download location

Marty Knapp martyknapp at
Fri Mar 10 17:40:29 EST 2006

I'll check out Altuit's Magic Carpet. I have been playing with the 
tutorial from So Smart Software and have made a lot of progress. One of 
my problems was that the disk image I was testing on for my download was 
corrupted. Argh. It's amazing how many hours you can fight with 
something, only to find something really stupid that's tripping you up.

Thanks to a number of you who have made suggestions. Here's another 
question - If I use the "load url" command and go with the ftp protocol, 
am I exposing myself by having my username and password passed with 
this? I now know that it's exposed if I use a browser, but what about 
this route?

Marty Knapp

Dan Shafer wrote:
> Think about building this functionality on Altuit's Magic Carpet.
> On 3/9/06, Marty Knapp <martyknapp at> wrote:
>> I'm wanting to set up a situation where people can download an update of
>> my program via a "download update" menu script, but keep the URL from
>> being known. I was tinkering with the revGoURL ftp route, but my
>> username and password show up in the browser history, which is, of
>> course, not good!
>> I've been reading the docs about all the URL stuff. I took a look at the
>> Tutorials from So Smart Software and I'm getting more, not less
>> confused. It seems like there's a lot of options, though the difference
>> between them isn't clear to me yet. Basically I need to protect myself
>> from people just downloading the software who haven't paid, but make it
>> easy for those who have paid to download the latest version. Because
>> it's a low-dollar item I can't afford to be manually processing stuff -
>> I want my computer & web site to take care of 99% (that's why they made
>> computers - right!?).

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