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RE: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting
The problem is that SCP is several orders of magnitude slower then FTP. I use scp, rsync (on top of ssh), nfs, and several other methods of moving files around, and ftp blows them all away. You also need to build a ftp like structure on top of it. ie: I pick the files I want instead of having to know the filenames. Until this happens, I can see no viable alternative to FTP. I wouldn't be unhappy to see one, but we can't retire it without a good replacement that performs nearly as well. Jason --- Jason Slagle - CCNA - CCDA Network Administrator - Toledo Internet Access - Toledo Ohio - email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org - WHOIS JS10172 -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.12 GE d-- s:+ a-- C++ UL+++ P--- L+++ E- W- N+ o-- K- w--- O M- V PS+ PE+++ Y+ PGP t+ 5 X+ R tv+ b+ DI+ D G e+ h! r++ y+ ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------ On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Joe Shaw wrote: > It has been argued by people far smarter than I that FTP needs to > disappear, and I tend to agree with them. Not that I think that file > transfers should no longer take place, but FTP has certainly outlived it's > usefulness in today's networks and should be replaced with something a bit > more robust/secure. I think SCP is certainly a start in the right > direction. With a few modifications, it could certainly be an adequate > drop-in replacement.