What is CurlFtpFS?
CurlFtpFS is a filesystem for acessing ftp hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. Automatically reconnects if the server times out.
How can I prevent CurlFtpFS from reconnecting to the FTP server?
I contributed a patch to libcurl that will prevent CurlFtpFS from reconnecting to the FTP server every time it has to restart a download. It will be released with libcurl 7.15.4. If you need this functionality, you can grab the CVS version of libcurl or grab a curl daily snapshot.
Where to put user and password for CurlFtpFS?
You can put the user and password in a .netrcfile in the home directory of the user that executes CurlFtpFS. It can have 600 permission. It’s still clear text but at least is not accessible by all.
Is it possible to grab the CVS version of libcurl?
If you need this functionality, you can grab the CVS version of libcurl or grab a curl daily snapshot. FAQ How do I specify a user name and password? There are two ways.