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Re: large file transfers, was: Please admit defeat

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 09:49:37 +0000
To: Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com>
cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <59277.1401097777@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <0765BE57-6F41-46AE-9113-138960744683@gmail.com>, Yoav Nir writes:

>We moved to HTTP not because it was 
>better, and not because of a lack of client support (all OSes have an 
>FTP client, and all browsers support ftp:// URIs), but because everybody 
>installed a firewall and half of those blocked FTP, but they all let 
>HTTP through.

That really was a design-mistake in FTP to begin with, you can't blame
that on HTTP.

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