Eriberto <eribe...@eriberto.pro.br> writes:

> There are three problems here.

Thanks for taking a look!

> 1. The current FTP address is
> ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/toolbox/ncbi_tools/old/, not
> ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/toolbox/ncbi_tools/old.

Hm?  Either name is valid, and I'd say the variant with .nlm is
preferred:

  $ dig @ns.nih.gov ftp.ncbi.nih.gov CNAME
  ftp.ncbi.nih.gov.     86400   IN      CNAME   ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

> 2. Now, this FTP site only accepts passive mode.

That shouldn't be relevant if we're switching to http(s) anyway.

> 3. The FTP scan via uscan seems accept files only (not directory
> names). However, this site has http too.

Good point.  Better yet, it has https.

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