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News FTP is 40 years old

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 15 Apr 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Is Norwich stand H71?
     
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  3. Faunus

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    When I started in "the business" 13 or so years ago, I was using it daily - but as soon as all of my hosts started using more secure methods (SCP or SFTP) due to mass uptake of Unix and Linux operating systems, I stopped using it completely. I can't remember that last time that I used FTP to transfer anything.

    I would find it very surprising though, if any banking corporation used FTP for anything - and if they do, then it's hardly any surprise the industry is in such a mess!
     
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    Better watch out, might be a bit of a scuffle! :D
     
  5. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Up until a couple of years ago, the credit card processing software for our system sent it's (un-encrypted) details via ftp over an ISDN line to the vendor.
    Funnily enough we don't use them any more.
    Our web devs are still using ftp to upload files to our webserver.
     
  6. tad2008

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    +1 for FTP being 40 as will I be in a couple of months :\
     
  7. bob_lewis

    bob_lewis Lurker extraordinaire

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    Used it yesterday. Got my files, no drama. :)
     
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    Still use it for uploading pics to my web-space for use on custom eBay pages. Can't think of anywhere else I use it though...
     
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    Considering that standard FTP uses no encryption (even passwords are sent in the clear), who exactly has been daft enough to argue its security over P2P?
     
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    Used it today...actually, I've used it every day for the past couple weeks. Working on a web project for work, and FileZilla is by far the easiest way to shift the files back and forth. Our ERP software at work uses it for 'advanced' communications with vendors. Most are sent as clear text, but the one I actually need access to is PGP-encrypted. Funny enough, I can't get a straight answer as to who has the private key, or why it's encrypted in the first place, so it's been languishing, half-implemented, for 6-8 months.
     
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    still use it daily. nothing wrong with it if you want to transfer non sensitive files to a web server
     
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    For those who complain that FTP is not secure, I am sure the SFTP is not ashamed of its close FTP lineage. Put it inside a client and except for the setup, you can hardly tell the difference. Even the command line versions are hard to tell apart.
     
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