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unsecured FTP is officially dead

There's no way that vanilla FTP should be exposed to the T'internet anymore, but we use it quite extensively inside our network, as it forms an effective barrier against ransomware and cryptoware - particularly recent variants which traverse SMB connections - so for instance the only access to our backup storage is by FTP, we've turned off NFS and CIFS.

It is still the quickest method of file transfer with the least overhead of any protocol.

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