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Re: stop exposing usernames in ftp(1)?
On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 17:08:34 +0000
David Holland <dholland-tech%NetBSD.org@localhost> wrote:
> In this day and age there's no real reason to expose valid local user
> names to ftp servers, and some risk that doing so will attract spam.
> So I think it's time we stopped doing so. The following patch makes
> the anonftp password always "anonymous@".
Excellent idea. I've long had
machine default login anonymous password anonymous@
in my .netrc file for precisely that reason.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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