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Re: unsecured FTP is officially dead

It's just used for backups, because it's quicker than any other protocol.

1) you are happy for your backups to be accessed from anyone within your network, with any passwords transmitted in plain text?

2) SFTP has little overhead and is just as quick if not quicker and plays nicer across security kit like firewalls (ftp's 2 port system is a pain to get right on some firewalls).

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