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The cycle in which ideas turn into software is getting shorter and shorter. By and large, this is a good thing as new functions are delivered to users faster than ever before. But one of the consequences is software bugs are introduced and sometimes missed. I suspect part of the reason is testing cycles are being squeezed. This is part of the root cause, I think, as to why a two year old bug was introduced into Linux.

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The File Transfer Protocol will always be around, but it hasn't aged well, especially when compared to its more popular relative, HTTP. The folks at Debian have decided that it's time to cut the FTP cord and will be retiring its public-facing FTP services come November this year.