Thu, 24 Apr 2003 15:49:12 -0400
[Fred L. Drake, Jr.]
> Looking at the netrc(5) manpage on my RedHat 7.3 box, I'd say it's
> clear that a machine entry without a login should specifically
> suppress autologin for that machine. For example, this .netrc file:
> machine ftp.example.com
> default login anonymous password email@example.com
> should cause autologin on every machine except for ftp.example.com.
> If the ftp.example.com entry is simply dropped, the default could be
> used, and that would be wrong.
> So I think the entry should be retained, with a login value of None.
> Why not have it add an entry to self.hosts with an empty string associated
> with the 'login' key?
Since existing apps expect a string, the empty string approach may be preferable.