On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:45:39 -0800
"Peter A. Giessel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On 2007/03/21 14:29, Jeffrey Goldberg seems to have typed:
> > <Rant>
> > As an aside, I'd like to rant that there is no reason for ftp to  
> > exist anymore.  Sure it is stateful in a way that HTTP isn't, but  
> > that isn't enough to justify its continued use.
> > 
> >    <Qualification>
> >     Of course having recently displayed my ignorance of how these  
> > things work,
> >     I'm in no position to make such proclamations.
> >    </Qualification>
> > </Rant>
> 
> Two reasons:
> 1) FTP supports "resume" for a partial download

Which is actually inferior to the support for byte-ranges in HTTP 1.1

Download utilities that support multiple TCP connections have to resort
to breaking them to work with FTP.

 
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