On 31 October 2020, anonymous ftp access will officially be discontinued at CDDIS. Beginning October 1, 2020, CDDIS will bandwidth limit ALL IPs using anonymous ftp to just 50KB/s and will limit simultaneous downloads to only 3 per IP address. CDDIS is STRONGLY recommending all users begin to transition to using alternate method of access to the CDDIS archive. Examples of alternate methods can be found at: https://cddis.nasa.gov/Data_and_Derived_Products/CDDIS_Archive_Access.html.

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CDDIS Archive Access: .netrc instructions

In order for cURL to use those credentials you will need to create a .netrc file.

To create a .netrc file, you will need to create a text file with the name .netrc; this file needs to have read permissions set to only yourself, so that no one can read your file and get your username and password. The format of the file is:

machine urs.earthdata.nasa.gov login <username> password <password>

where <username> and <password> are the values you set when you created your Earthdata login account.