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Re: large file transfers, was: Please admit defeat

From: Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 13:00:11 +0300
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0BCC85B6-C792-4FF6-9BF3-A0A0D7C68B4A@gmail.com>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>

On May 26, 2014, at 12:49 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

> 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.

What design mistake? 

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