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Verizon Kills Free FTP Access 130

Posted by timothy
from the would-you-like-to-check-a-bag dept.
First time accepted submitter JP205 writes "Verizon recently disabled FTP access for its Internet customers who use its proprietary service to build their personal websites. It turns out that if you want FTP access restored, Verizon is happy to grant it to you for an extra $6 a month."
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Verizon Kills Free FTP Access

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  • Re:FTP (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tepples (727027) <tepples&gmail,com> on Tuesday August 30, 2011 @09:15AM (#37253034) Homepage Journal

    I've "automated" more than a few FTP connections to pull in daily data feeds (EDI, price feeds, transactional data, etc). And every single one of them required slightly different syntax.

    Doesn't, say, the FTP module of Python abstract that away for you?

    Some servers don't like dir vs ls.

    And SCP doesn't like either, as far as I can tell. That's why I prefer SFTP, automated with the aid of Paramiko, an implementation of SSH and SFTP in Python on top of PyCrypto. But not all web hosts support SSH access at all.

    PASV solves one set of problems in exchange for another (cheap insecure home firewall? Great, no problems. Actually secure corporate firewall? Prepare for a day of agony, and expect it to break every time you get an update).

    In what way is a cheap home firewall insecure?

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