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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 September 2018 07:42:53 Dan Purgert wrote:
>> 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
>> War*')
>> *OK, maybe not quite that long ... :)
> Depends on which war.:) I had a round with the air force at EAFB in the 
> early 60's.

We were flying a bombing mission to Daiquiri at 1800, coming in from the
north ... 

(Also wasn't "The War" specifically WWI?)

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