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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@hyperreal.org>
Subject Re: updated how-to-mirror.html page
Date Fri, 10 Jul 1998 08:22:52 GMT
At 10:14 AM 7/10/98 +0200, Wojtek Sylwestrzak wrote:
>> If you're not using these, I would
>> urge you to do so - they are far more bandwidth-friendly than proxy
>> mirroring or FTP mirroring, and at some point we may disable anonymous FTP
>> altogether for security reasons.
>
>Oh, is rsync more secure then ?

For the server.  I imply "more secure than FTP" in so far as the
development efforts around rsync and cvsup seem much more active and mature
than those around the current crop of FTP servers, which directly affects
my impression of how well vetted they might be security-wise and how
quickly any discovered security holes might be addressed.  FTP also has to
do double-duty as a file upload and download mechanism.  Turning off
anonymous FTP is generally considered a good thing.  

	Brian


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