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

From: Jose Quinteiro <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 16:55:09 UTC
On 1/23/22 08:47, tech-lists wrote:
> 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.

You can run HTTP on a non-standard port. For example, 8080 is commonly
used. As an added bonus, this means that the HTTP server need not run as