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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] sftp rename?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] sftp rename?
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 06:41:48 -0500
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On Thu, Dec 25, 2003 at 10:04:35AM +0100, Thomas Zander wrote:
> In KDE3.2 the exact same service has been added but they called it 
> differently; they called it 'fish'. I'm pretty sure they have a good reason 
> to call it that and if you want I can find out why.
> Point is that I think the sftp protocol naming in arch is confusing and I 
> think we should call it 'fish' instead.

Many people _do_ know the `proper' meaning of sftp, and would be extremely
confused if it was called `fish'.  In time I suppose you could educate people
to know what `fish' means, to the point where it wouldn't cause problems --
but you could do the same thing with `sftp', and it has a head start.

sftp also has the advantage that it actually makes some sense, so it's a lot
easier to remember than a completely arbitrary string.

[AFAIK, the other programs/protocols called `sftp' are very old and not
really used anymore, so I don't think there's any active competition for
the name, just the slow fading of years-old memories...]

Come now, if we were really planning to harm you, would we be waiting here, 
 beside the path, in the very darkest part of the forest?

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