Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service

Larry Masinter <> Mon, 16 November 2020 16:43 UTC

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From: Larry Masinter <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 08:43:00 -0800
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Subject: Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service
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I think the cheap solution to this issue would be to build a FTP / rsync
gateway which rsync'd the available data and offered the data with FTP
services. I'd budget $500 to build such a service and $20/month to run it,
depending on how much data there is, although it's likely to cost less.  I
imagine some enterprising engineer would build it for free in exchange for
permission to include a one-line acknowledgment to their engineering
cleverness in the FTP service's greeting. Build it as a docker container
based on a small linux distro.

The only problem I see is that port forwarding from but I
imagine someone around here could manage.