[NCLUG] webhosting question

Sean Reifschneider jafo-nclug at tummy.com
Tue Oct 15 19:50:37 MDT 2002

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 04:57:09PM +0000, dherr at frii.com wrote:
>If the only way to upload web pages and database files is via ftp (not scp),
>then isn't the username/password sent in "plain text" over the internet?

Yes, FTP (unless it does TLS) is going to send your account name in the
clear.  If they don't do SSH/SCP/SFTP they probably don't have TLS
enabled for FTP.  I'd also be concerned they might not be in a good
position to DETERMINE if they were having problems with that.

If you aren't comfortable with them using technology that's not secure,
select one of the billion other hosting services...

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