Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service

Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> Mon, 16 November 2020 16:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
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From: Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com>
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On 11/16/20 11:43 AM, Larry Masinter wrote:

> 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.

Yeah, I was thinking something similar.   The biggest trick would be to 
assure integrity of the separate service, but it should be possible to 
automatically monitor it.

Keith