FTP Is Dead. Long Live FTP!

The venerable File Transfer Protocol (or FTP) is going away. Kind of. Not really. In April, the Debian Project announced that it was killing its support of FTP services on November 1. Despite the Debian Project’s announcement, FTP won’t likely be faced with extinction just yet. Created in 1971, FTP has been around more than four decades. During that time, it has become ubiquitous, even if largely overlooked in recent years. FTP was once considered a cutting-edge solution to a major logistical issue in the early days of computing: the movement of digital files from one location to another. …
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