FTP is 50 years old article tells:
The 16th of April 1971 is not only the date when the Rolling Stone first released Brown Sugar, it is also marked with the publication of RFC 114 marking the birthday of FTP. Back in those days, the Vietnam war is at the forefront of the news, TCP/IP didn’t exist yet, Jimi Hendrix died 6 months ago, telnet was the new cool kid and some of the most influential rock n roll artists were about to release masterpieces while FTP was using a network protocol called NCP.
FTP was initially created to allow for the secure transfer of files between servers and host computers over the ARPANET Network Control Program (a precursor to the modern internet).
As you can see FTP is a really old. And as it is also pretty insecure and painful with firewalls, it might ve time yo let it go for good. When a file is sent using FTP protocol, the data, username, and password are all shared in plain text, which means a hacker can access this information with little to no effort.
Use HTTPS, SCP and SFTP instead to be more secure and modern.
Bu the way did you notice that Telnet is even older. Wikipedia says:
Telnet was developed in 1969 beginning with RFC 15, extended in RFC 855, and standardized as Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Internet Standard STD 8, one of the first Internet standards. The name stands for “teletype network”.