[Bug 257767] Disable ftp protocol for fetch MASTER_SITES

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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 12:07:18 +0000
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=257767

            Bug ID: 257767
           Summary: Disable ftp protocol for fetch MASTER_SITES
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: ports-bugs_at_FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: hackurx_at_gmail.com

Hello everyone,

The ftp protocol is no longer supported in Firefox, Chrome & Co. which makes
it's not user-friendly to verify links in the ports.
Finally the ftp protocol is not secure (not encrypted, which exposes it to
interceptions or attacks), and does not have any good maintenance in the source
code.

To this end, I think it would be nice to be able to no longer support the ftp
protocol in the ports or at least to add an option to dynamically convert an
ftp MASTER_SITES url to http/https for fetch because most of the repositories
used in the "MASTER_SITES" also support http and https.
In fact, it is rare to have an ftp only repository.

Thanks.

Loic

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