Comment 9 for bug 499438

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Julian Edwards
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> * dput with SFTP provides no progress information
> * client support in Ubuntu is recent and the defaults to FTP so it's not reasonable to disable it in LP until that's changed, including stable releases
> * the for SFTP has to have the user's LP name in it, so is hard to have a default at all
> * Debian's dput doesn't have SFTP support yet
> It's not insurmountable but has both political and technical issues.

FWIW I talked with cjwatson about this before adding that comment.

Dput could default to sftp, prompt for the username, and fallback to
FTP if none was supplied or there was no terminal on which to prompt.
If it succeeded with a username, it would save it in a personal
dotfile and use it the next time.