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Re: wget2 | Add FTP & FTPS support (#3)

From: @rockdaboot
Subject: Re: wget2 | Add FTP & FTPS support (#3)
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:11:45 +0000

Tim Rühsen commented on a discussion: 

Fully agree on "there are use cases where FTP(S) is more convenient than 

Re FTPS: it is rarely used in the wild, we had issues to find public 
installations when implementing this for wget.

Re security awareness: reality shows that most IT people are not fully aware of 
security implications. And even if they do - there is a tendency to ignore 
these things. I know security researchers that are really sloppy when it comes 
to their private data and habits. And who is using 2FA + hardware tokens in 
private ? I do on my work but not on my private equipment (yes, I am guilty 
:-)). But the context was sensitive scientific data in a university/research 
environment. This data can (potentially) safe lives and may have a high 
monetary value (taxes) as well - and thus is in danger of potential attackers. 
Using FTP for transferring that data makes me feel uncomfortable. And that is 
why I mentioned it.

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