Thanks Bernard. If you have JIRA access can you create a bug and assign this to Esteban? If not, let me know and I'll do it.
I've got a similar problem:
If the password of the ftp account which is to be polled by the FTP Gateway contains a colon ":", the gateway won't come up. Instead it throws an error that the username is unknown. As soon as I change the password, the error is gone. However, telling my customers to change their passwords to circumvent this behaviour would be my last resort.
I suppose it is because username and password are sorted out via the split method. Is that a bug?
P.S.: No, I don't have JIRA access.