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2021-07-21 7:02:58 AM  
ftps is still quite common.
 
2021-07-21 7:23:54 AM  

SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.


I use Filezilla almost every day in my work.
 
2021-07-21 7:46:42 AM  

SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.


Yes if you are a professional computer toucher and if you are you use a specialist tool.

For most people it isn't common and leaving it in a browser is a security hole.
 
2021-07-21 8:04:39 AM  
FTP inside a browser has always been a joke, good riddance. They should have been telling you to download an FTP client since about '98
 
2021-07-21 8:10:02 AM  

Norfolking Chance: SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.

Yes if you are a professional computer toucher and if you are you use a specialist tool.


Please don't call me that.
 
2021-07-21 8:13:59 AM  
Users keen for retro file transfers can turn to a dedicated FTP program.

If FTP is retro, what would be the modern method for transferring files?
 
2021-07-21 8:25:30 AM  

Barfmaker: Users keen for retro file transfers can turn to a dedicated FTP program.

If FTP is retro, what would be the modern method for transferring files?


SCP? HTTPS? Cloud shares? Something with security and encryption.
 
2021-07-21 8:25:55 AM  

Norfolking Chance: SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.

Yes if you are a professional computer toucher and if you are you use a specialist tool.



*gropes floppy disk*
 
2021-07-21 8:26:35 AM  

Barfmaker: If FTP is retro, what would be the modern method for transferring files?


HTTPS for browser-based stuff. If you need something more internal, ssh-based transfer like scp or rsync is preferred.
 
2021-07-21 8:30:42 AM  

Barfmaker: Users keen for retro file transfers can turn to a dedicated FTP program.

If FTP is retro, what would be the modern method for transferring files?


I'm assuming SFTP, FTPS, or maybe the author is pro web services?

I'm sure taking it out of the browser will piss of someone, but I don't know why browsers ever needed FTP, I've always used a separate application, like WinSCP.
 
2021-07-21 8:35:43 AM  

Barfmaker: Users keen for retro file transfers can turn to a dedicated FTP program.

If FTP is retro, what would be the modern method for transferring files?


Https all tbe things!

File transfers! DNS lookups! VPNs! Oh and websites too, if you're into that.
 
2021-07-21 8:47:14 AM  

Barfmaker: Users keen for retro file transfers can turn to a dedicated FTP program.

If FTP is retro, what would be the modern method for transferring files?


Transferring large files is still somewhat of a mystery to most companies.
 
2021-07-21 8:54:54 AM  
Confused. Isn't ftp that thick gold stuff you add to your engines oil?
:)
 
2021-07-21 8:59:28 AM  

Fabric_Man: SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.

I use Filezilla almost every day in my work.


We have many clients using ws_ftp (with or without automation)
 
2021-07-21 9:00:09 AM  

Norfolking Chance: SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.

Yes if you are a professional computer toucher and if you are you use a specialist tool.

For most people it isn't common and leaving it in a browser is a security hole.


Fair enough. We and our customers use dedicated ftp applications.

Good point.
 
2021-07-21 9:11:20 AM  

FarkingChas: Confused. Isn't ftp that thick gold stuff you add to your engines oil?
:)


That stuff tastes so good
 
2021-07-21 9:22:37 AM  
What does Mitchell Gant have to say about it?
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2021-07-21 9:58:57 AM  

Norfolking Chance: SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.

Yes if you are a professional computer toucher and if you are you use a specialist tool.

For most people it isn't common and leaving it in a browser is a security hole.


Professional Computer Toucher. I like it. I'm changing the job title in my business email signature.
 
2021-07-21 10:14:09 AM  

That Other Dan: Barfmaker: Users keen for retro file transfers can turn to a dedicated FTP program.

If FTP is retro, what would be the modern method for transferring files?

SCP? HTTPS? Cloud shares? Something with security and encryption.


Soooooo not torrents?
 
2021-07-21 12:03:10 PM  
Ah, man. You mean I have to abandon my collection of FTP lists and start using Archie? I hate change.
 
2021-07-21 12:10:18 PM  
Only lüserz use browsers for ftp anyway

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2021-07-21 12:12:06 PM  

Fabric_Man: SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.

I use Filezilla almost every day in my work.



all the Zillas work well and are open source software.

imagine that.
 
2021-07-21 12:52:20 PM  

SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.


FTPS needs to die in a fire.  Devices that need to eavesdrop on the control channel for PORT and PASV commands need to be configured with some goofy work-arounds to deal with the encryption.

Use SSH (SCP/SFTP) or preferably HTTPS to transfer files.  Your firewall techs and your load-balancer techs will thank you for it.
 
2021-07-21 3:28:37 PM  
Somewhat off-topic, but I didn't get the reference from OP, about going to the river and seeing the rabbits?
 
2021-07-21 4:38:31 PM  

snowballinhell: Somewhat off-topic, but I didn't get the reference from OP, about going to the river and seeing the rabbits?


It's a reference to the end Of Mice and Men, but I don't want to give any spoilers.
 
2021-07-21 4:53:03 PM  

Norfolking Chance: SpectroBoy: ftps is still quite common.

Yes if you are a professional computer toucher and if you are you use a specialist tool.

For most people it isn't common and leaving it in a browser is a security hole.


*updating resume labelled creepy*
 
2021-07-22 4:31:34 AM  
Well at least I still have Gopher.

What?


(FTP was, by far, the stupidest, most braindead protocol of all the classical internet protocols, and that's saying a lot.)
 
2021-07-22 1:49:20 PM  

aerojockey: Well at least I still have Gopher.

What?


(FTP was, by far, the stupidest, most braindead protocol of all the classical internet protocols, and that's saying a lot.)


Are you counting SMTP?

I dunno, there were kind of a lot of bad ones, in hindsight
 
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