Who still uses FTP, for anything?
Posted Jul 7, 2011 10:35 UTC (Thu) by anselm
In reply to: Who still uses FTP, for anything?
Parent article: Vsftpd backdoor discovered in source code (The H)
Kinda, sorta as long as you don't rely on FTP features such as partial downloads, wildcard-filename downloads or translation of line endings for text files.
Of course there are ways of getting these sorted on an HTTP server, but they may involve added inconvenience for the downloading user or the server operator. For example, an FTP server will give you a directory listing but an HTTP server usually won't (not as long as you don't enable it explicitly, and then usually in an HTML format that programs must laboriously parse).
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