Shutting down public FTP services

April 25th, 2017

After many years of serving the needs of our users, and some more of declining usage in favor of better options, all public-facing FTP services will be shut down on November 1, 2017. These are:

This decision is driven by the following considerations:

Information for users

The DNS names and ftp.<CC> will remain the same. The mirrors should just be accessed using HTTP instead:

Information for developers

Our developer services will not be affected. These are the upload queues for both the main and the security archive:

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