At 11:18 AM 10/13/95 -0400, Scott Barman wrote:
>On Thu, 12 Oct 1995 padgett @
>> I agree with Marcus concerning the probloms in FTP & possibly IPV6
>> will repair/replace it. For now I suspect that the answer is a
>I have been "observing" the output of the IETF for IPv6 and have seen
>nothing regarding changing ftp. It seems their concerns are a larger
>address space and security. I don't think I'm alone in my desire to see
>something replace it and, as Marcus Ranum said about himself in a previous
>note, I'm not "big" enough to try to force a change!
I'm curious as to why one would even bother with modifying FTP to use a
port. If it's so bad, why not serve up your files via Gopher or HTTP? Are they
Assuming that in the interest of protecting themselves everyone mods their
using approaches similar to IWI and Microsoft, how much risk to systems on
side is added by loosening filters to compensate?
Stephen Goldstein steveg @
My first computer: A 24K Atari 800, Rev. A ROMS, November 1980
Disclaimer: That's not what I said.