Vince, I downloaded your most recent version of 4UTILS, and found it does not have @XREPLACE. Would you put that back in, please?
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I might be able to, but I don't really want to. That would bring back the dependency of ONIG.DLL which I'd like to avoid. Can't you use @REREPLACE? As far as I know they have the same syntax and do the same thing.Vince, I downloaded your most recent version of 4UTILS, and found it does not have @XREPLACE. Would you put that back in, please?
The previous FTP version of 4UTILS (30AUG2018) is in 4plugins\x64\oldstuff\4utils64.zipVince, I'm using TCC 20.11.46 x64 Windows 10 [Version 6.3.18362]. Some day I may upgrade to a more recent version of TCC, but not yet.
I only had two .BAT files in which I was using @XREPLACE, and I've successfully recoded them to use @REREPLACE instead. Thanks for the explanation and thanks for the plugins you've been maintaining.
Good! I don't pay much attention to blocking IPs any more. It seems the best way to avoid those trying to break in is to listen only on port 21 (good-old unsecure FTP). For some reason, hackers don't bother with it much.ah, forget it. I was able to download them using Opera's built in VPN.
So much for safety :-)
Quite right! But my only use for a server is to distribute plugins to anonymous. There's only one authenticated user and he never connects via FTP. Management is done by that user via https://localhost. My router does not forward https to my computer.I've got good results with limiting authentication attempts to 1 per session for critical services and iptables xt_recent module limiting connection attempts to certain number per minute with timed ban. SSH, PPTP, some other services that usually maintain only one connection over long time work well with it.
The plain unsecured FTP should be eradicated, to be honest. It's cumbersome, unfit for modern internet and in case of password protection, totally insecure.