Hey guys, I have a website which offers free public downloads for support such as user manuals and would like to allow users to browse a public FTP folder. My problem is my stupid hosting company doesnt allow OPEN FTP access for security reasons.

Meaning i MUST use a username and password. My question is...

Can i pass the username and password through in a link and authenticate the session. Something like

<a href="ftp://username@domain.com@ftp.domain.com>CLICK</a>

Im not sure where, or even if i can include a password in this so my users do not need to login