Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service

Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org> Fri, 13 November 2020 17:49 UTC

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From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:49:29 -0800
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Subject: Re: Call for Community Feedback: Retiring IETF FTP Service
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The question isn't about how many users, as long as there are some.

It's more about the relative operational cost of setting up and maintaining
https://www.ietf.org/ietf-ftp/ rather than just keeping ftp going another
10 years.

The idea of rewriting "ftp:" URLs to be "http:" URLs doesn't help people
with scripts that were written before URLs were invented.
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