Downloading Files from Behind the Firewall
Subject:   Command-line snafu for newbies
Date:   2002-12-20 08:51:48
From:   anonymous2
You need to watch that they are not trying to download from a URL that has characters that the shell will try and interpret.

They may either have to backquote the offending ? , ; etc, or put it in quotes.

Plus I often find that wget cannot grab a file that I want for some reason or another. While I have not tried curl, I know that 9/10 I can get it using w3m, the command-line web-browser.

Granted these comments had nothing to do with firewalls, but fyi.