Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:40
^ for ftp maybe, but those requirements are met by like every single FREE cloud provider are they not?
I am really curious to the reason for the required ftp - its kind of dying protocol with cloud space becoming common everywhere. Its a difficult protocol with the control and data channels on different ports, active vs passive and all the nats and multiple nats on both server and client sides. You can do some stuff with SSL to remove the security issues of clear text username passwords. But this again can get complicated because ftp helpers can not see the info to allow the connections through nats while inside a ssl tunnel, etc. SFTP (ssh) is a better solution to ftp stuff in general - but its for some crazy reason never really hit mainstream use.
Which can prob be explained with easy secure SSL/TLS access using any web browser to space in the cloud.
So why is ftp actually required - maybe its not? And we can give the user a better solution?