Debian to shutdown public File Transfer Protocol services
April 29, 2017, 1:40:02 CEST | Wikinews

Friday, April 28, 2017 


Computing



Related articles


28 April 2017: Debian to shutdown public File Transfer Protocol services
8 April 2017: GNOME to be Ubuntu's default desktop environment, Canonical to stop investing in Ubuntu Phone
10 December 2016: Telegram introduces bidirectional IFTTT integration
25 November 2016: Telegram introduces blogging and instant view features
24 October 2016: Distributed malware attacks Dyn DNS, takes down websites in US


Collaborate!


Pillars of Wikinews writing
Writing an article



Debian, a free and open source (FOSS) Linux-based operating system, on Tuesday announced they are to shut down Debian's public File Transfer Protocol (FTP) in November, via their official website. The public FTPs are to be redirected to Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) from November 1.

On Debian's announcement list, Cédric Boutillier, a Debian developer, called the file transfer protocol "inefficient", saying "FTP servers have no support for caching or acceleration." Boutillier also added that FTP servers are rarely used. For over a decade, Debian installers have not supported FTP access on mirrors. This decision, however, would not affect the developer services, which would still support FTP.

FTP came into existence about 46 years ago for transferring files between two machines, without encryption. According to Boutillier, FTP "requires adding awkward kludges to firewalls and load-balancing daemons." HTTP, which came after FTP, was designed for data flow between servers and clients. Popular Linux distros like Kali Linux and Canonical's Ubuntu are based on Debian. The following websites are to be redirected to HTTP — rather than secure HTTPS — after October without changing the domain names:


http://ftp.debian.org
http://security.debian.org

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular


Recently Viewed:


Debian to shutdown public File Transfer Protocol ser...

Friday, April 28, 2017  Computing Related articles 28 April 2017: Debian to shutdown ...


President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, rais...

CNN reports a source within the White House told CNN reporter Dana Bash the President's offi...


Salvador Sobral wins Eurovision for Portugal

On Saturday, Portugal won its first victory at the Eurovision song competition, held this ye...


Argentina beats Venezuela 4-1 in Copa América quarte...

On Saturday, in the Copa América Centenario quarter-final, Argentina defeated Venezuela 4–1 ...


James Best, best known as Rosco P. Coltrane of 'The ...

James Best, best known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, has died, aged ...

Automotive
Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Lifestyle
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Politics | Finance
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Gaming
Reviews
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Politics | Finance
Travel
MM-iNEWS
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd
Ω