Re: [HEADSUP] Deprecation of the ftp support in pkg

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Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 16:47:47 UTC
On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 05:32:26PM +0800, Li-Wen Hsu wrote:
>If this is due to security considerations, I don't think a place
>disallowing ssh and https would allow plain ftp.

Some places either might not have or might not allow egress.
Some networks are closed at install time. An ftp server 
on a LAN is quick and easy and is in base.

>If it is because they don't like encrypted connections, I suggest
>using plain http in this case.

Some places proxy port 80/443 and there may be no way for the end
user to get around that. They might not proxy ftp outbound.