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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 10:01:25 +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: <59360.1401098485@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <0BCC85B6-C792-4FF6-9BF3-A0A0D7C68B4A@gmail.com>, Yoav Nir writes:

>>> 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? 

Not having the DATA connection go in the same direction as the
command channel by default.

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