The COSMIC SFTP server firstname.lastname@example.org will be deprecated in August 2018.
We have a new file download service to replace our SFTP server to provide a simpler and more reliable download service. Files can be downloaded via a standard HTTPS request from any client to `cancer.sanger.ac.uk/cosmic/file_download`.
Research takes time, so it's not always possible to be making use of the latest version of COSMIC. As we've changed how programmatic file downloads work for the current release, there is also a new method for accessing archived releases.