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FTP Service Turned Off
Posted by Magnus on 23 September 2003, 20:51 GMT

Due to repeated security issues, ftp service has been shut down. The archives are still fully accessible using http. In the belief that this is sufficient, ftp service will not be restored in order to avoid future problems.

Modification access to hosted sites is also down at the moment. We expect this to be fixed within a couple of weeks. Web access to hosted sites still works fine.

Update (Henrik): This article is now read only to stop the wild speculation and useless discussion. Move on people.

 


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Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Pendragon3000  Account Info
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Oh, sad thing...
Hope it will be back soon
first post (I think)

     23 September 2003, 21:21 GMT

Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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As the article says, we currently have no plans of bringing it back.

     23 September 2003, 21:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Pendragon3000  Account Info
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Oh... yes you're right. Sorry
Security issues? Pirats on ticalc's ftp... it would be so pathetic :P

     23 September 2003, 21:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
lord_nightrose Account Info
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What are you talking about "pirates"? Pirating is only pirating if the software isn't free. If it's free, it's distribution. Besides, pirates don't hack servers. Hackers do.

     24 September 2003, 17:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
lord_nightrose Account Info
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Gyaa... MV, please delete one of these.

     24 September 2003, 17:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
lord_nightrose Account Info
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What are you talking about "pirates"? Pirating is only pirating if the software isn't free. If it's free, it's distribution. Besides, pirates don't hack servers. Hackers do.

     24 September 2003, 17:27 GMT

Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Patrick Sidney  Account Info
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NOOOO!!! I used that all the time. (On my Pentium 100 Laptop w/8 MB of RAM and AOL 3.0) :'(

     23 September 2003, 21:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
angelboy Account Info
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I couldn't ever get it to work. DOWN WITH WINDOWS!!

     23 September 2003, 22:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
lord_nightrose Account Info
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That's probably just because you fail at everything you do.
Ha, I kid! I don't know, what did you try using to connect to it? I never had any problems. In fact, I was able to mirror their FTP server a couple times without error.

     24 September 2003, 17:30 GMT


Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh no! What happened? What kind of security issues? What's going on?

Oh well, at least I've always used the HTTP way, so I'm not losing much, but still...

     23 September 2003, 22:22 GMT

Re: FTP Service Turned Off
josh5387 Account Info
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Exactly, what do you mean by "security issues"?

     23 September 2003, 21:39 GMT

Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
henrik Account Info
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Security problems in the application.

     23 September 2003, 21:43 GMT


Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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In this case, see URL linked in this post.

There have been many more plaguing the ftp server software that we are using, and most of the other options available for use.

     23 September 2003, 21:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh... but you already disabled FTP upload. Shouldn't that prevent this from happening?

     23 September 2003, 22:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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Yes, but the same ftp server is used to serve up writeable areas as well, used by for example the hosted sites and the screenshot staff.

     24 September 2003, 09:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
David Phillips  Account Info
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It's no surprise you had security problems. ProFTPD has always had security issues.

If you want a secure, download-only FTP daemon, use Dan Bernstein's publicfile. He wrote qmail and djbdns, each of which have a $500 reward for security holes. Neither have ever been claimed. qmail was released in 1996 and has never had a security hole.

If you need a full service FTP daemon, use vsftpd. It is used by Red Hat, Debian, FSF and many other large sites. The only technical security hole it has ever had is a signal re-entrancy issue.

     24 September 2003, 03:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
henrik Account Info
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We are fully aware of existing options and do not need any help. The decision to turn off FTP was taken a long time ago and then just seemed to be a fine opportunity to do so.

Dan Bernstein has several personality problems so I would not recommend hos software.

     24 September 2003, 09:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
David Phillips  Account Info
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It is irrational not to use software simply because you dislike the author. Dan Bernstein writes excellent software. His personality has no bearing on that.

     24 September 2003, 17:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
lord_nightrose Account Info
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Can't you tell he said that to get you to be quiet? He's probably more than a little annoyed by all the users who are telling him what to do. They have made their decision. Get over it.

     24 September 2003, 17:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
henrik Account Info
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Well put.

     25 September 2003, 00:07 GMT

Re: FTP Service Turned Off
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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I feel bad for all the hosted websites.

     23 September 2003, 22:36 GMT


Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Um, why? The sites are still up, but they can't be edited for awhile. Of course, this doesn't make much of a difference since, AFAIK, none of the sites are updated much any more.

     24 September 2003, 01:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
W Hibdon  Account Info

What -- if I may ask *cough*angleboy*cough* -- is AFAIK?

-W-

     24 September 2003, 02:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
angelboy Account Info
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As Far As I Know

     24 September 2003, 02:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
W Hibdon  Account Info

thanks fo' anserin' a question I axed.

-W-

     24 September 2003, 03:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Kevin Kofler
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<< Of course, this doesn't make much of a difference since, AFAIK, none of the sites are updated much any more. >>

Well, tigcc.ticalc.org sure _is_ still updated...

     24 September 2003, 03:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Last article was December 30th... I'd say that it's not updated much. :-)

     24 September 2003, 07:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Kevin Kofler
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Well, look at "Linux Version". :-)
There was no update on the front page because we had no new Windows releases to announce (well, actually we should have announced 0.94 SP2 through SP4 in January/February, but that's not really the point), as we were working on new features in TIGCC 0.95. Now, TIGCC 0.95 Beta 1 is nearing release very much, so not being able to upload anything to tigcc.ticalc.org (not even a newsitem and/or a temporary redirect to somewhere else) will sure be an annoyance...
That's all I have to say, maybe Sebastian will elaborate on that subject. :-)

     24 September 2003, 07:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FTP Service Turned Off
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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If you urgently need to update a file in accordance with such a release, I'm sure we can help you with that. Just not too much :-)
And that ftp *will* be back up later.

     24 September 2003, 09:51 GMT

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