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From "Clark C. Evans" <clark.ev...@manhattanproject.com>
Subject Re: location of /dist/ directory
Date Wed, 10 Nov 1999 19:03:19 GMT
On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Mike Brown wrote:
> Maintaining FTP service on hyperreal/apache.org has been a pain the arse,
> complicated by factors such as:
>  - inconsistent, poorly documented or downright buggy configuration
>  - security holes in stock FTP servers
>  - security holes in replacement FTP servers (the wu-ftpd based ones
>    are the best, feature-wise, but are having to be patched a couple
>    times a year, at least
>  - a history of forked development of wu-ftpd based servers
>    (which I believe may be close to being resolved.. I haven't
>    really been paying attention since installing BeroFTPD in March)
>  - FTP servers' ridiculous overhead (12 or more simultaneous xfers
>    send our load average through the roof)
>  - keeping the FTP directories in the same place as the public web
>    directories, thereby allowing idiots who follow an ftp:// link
>    to browse the entire domain via FTP in their browser
>  - dumb web browsers that open up multiple simultaneous connections
>    for a single file transfer
> 
> Another thing that sucks about FTP (and POP) is the almost nonexistent
> security on authentication. Our server supposedly can use multiple
> password files, but I couldn't get it to work.

Ok.  These seem like great reasons.  Sorry to be a pain.  Kill it.
However, will the tarballs still include the entire web site? 

;) Clark




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