>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Rasch <crasch(a)openknowledge.org> writes:
Chris> I apologize if this isn't the appropriate forum. I originally posted to
Chris> the xemacs(a)xemacs.org list, and it was suggested that I might also post
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Chris> FTP Error: USER request failed: 500 AUTH not understood.
I saw the same exact problem. Add a "-u" to the list which is the
value of the efs-ftp-program-args variable (either using the Customize
facility (i.e. "M-x customize-variable efs-ftp-program-args") (probably
the cleanest), or perhaps something like
'(setq efs-ftp-program-args (cons "-u" efs-ftp-program-args)))
(setq efs-ftp-program-args (list "-u" "-i" "-n" "-g" "-v"))
,but that last suggestion is ugly, and may the wrath of Elisp gods
fall on my head for even mentioning it.
The "-u" tells RedHat ftp client not to try to do
"auto-authentication" -- see the ftp(1) man page on your RedHat box
Hope this helps
I'm not a sysop, I just play one on the echoes.