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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 01:35:35PM -0000, Dan Purgert wrote:
>> [*] Please you one last holdout using our ancient FTP service, let's
>> move to the 21st century and use SFTP, please?
> Last week, we decommissioned an ancient server[1] and then got a call
> two days later from an academic complaining that his web site had
> disappeared.  One of my predecessors had set him up with an arrangement
> where he FTPed his files to this ancient server, then the actual web
> host ran a daily cron job to scp files into production.

Aren't academics grand? :)

> We somehow managed to convince him that the easiest solution would be
> for him to use SFTP directly to the web server instead, and thus my
> last FTP user fell.

Well, at least he was okay with change.  Many academics aren't (and it's
a right pain to deal with them - 'son, I've had tenure since The

*OK, maybe not quite that long ... :)

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