Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service

John R Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Fri, 13 November 2020 18:17 UTC

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Date: 13 Nov 2020 13:17:34 -0500
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From: "John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com>
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Subject: Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service
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>> This makes no sense. What computers do you believe that people use in
>> 2020 that support FTP but not rsync? And if that were true, why do we
>> see orders of magnitude more rsync traffic than FTP?
>>
>> I use a Mac laptop which, based on what I've seen at IETF meetings, is
>> a fairly popular choice.  It has rsync as part of the base system, and
>> no FTP client other than as part of curl, which of course also supports
>> http and https.
>
> It does have sftp :-)

Well, sure, but as we all know, sftp and rsync both run on top of ssh.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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