Using ftp:// vs http://

David Bianco <>
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 1994 21:00:46 GMT
From: David Bianco <>
To: Markus Stumpf <>
Subject: Using  ftp:// vs http://
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Markus Stumpf writes:
 > Now my plea: Could we please use each protocol for what it was designed
 > for? I.e. use http for "information" and ftp for "files". I know that
 > the difference is rather fluent ...

"Designed for?"  Well, we do operate a pretty large software and file
repository here (although the total capacity is measured in
terrabytes, not mere gigs 8-) I provide access to it via http for pure
convenience's sake.  Different sites have different needs, so simply
asking everyone to do the same thing is not likely to succeed.  I
certainly wouldn't be willing to give up my HTTP gateway.  It's too