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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

On Tuesday 04 September 2018 06:20:10 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.
> 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.
> Being rid of that protocol felt even better than I had anticipated.
> [1] I don't know how old it was exactly - it was here before I started
> - but it was running a version of Red Hat that was EOLed over a decade
> ago.

FTP was in common use by my Amiga back in the early 90's, so I'd guess 
its probably even in AT&T's unix in the 80's.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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