Reply 60 of 138, by imi
schmatzler wrote on 2020-05-13, 17:03:
FTP is a pretty shitty protocol imho. It's hard to implement this in a secure way because of all the port shenanigans and as soo […]imi wrote on 2020-05-13, 01:17:
why are they removing FTP support? what has it been replaced with?
FTP is a pretty shitty protocol imho. It's hard to implement this in a secure way because of all the port shenanigans and as soon as you run an FTP server you will get hammered with requests from idiots trying to get in and take control of it. It also lacks in speed when transferring a multitude of small files.
There are much better protocols for file transfers like rsync, SFTP or in some cases even WebDAV.
Simple serving of files can be done over HTTPS and if you need a good file index, install a tool like h5ai on your webserver. Done.
There really is no need for browsers to still support FTP. Let it die already.
so SFTP is still supported? I thought they meant removing FTP support altogether.
"install a tool like xyz on your webserver" well... but those are not my webservers are they, so unless everyone does that, FTP was really useful.
so the bottom line is still the same, it's being phased out without there being a replacement?
we all know webdesigners nowadays can't create usable sites, let alone good file indexes, and downloading is always a hassle with multiple popups and captchas and the like.
this ain't fun.