[thelist] why ftp?

Joel Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Mon Dec 2 16:27:01 CST 2002

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> with the redhat site, but what are the advantages to using
> ftp over http? is there less over head overall with ftp?

Basically, yes.

Think about the acronyms: 'http' is the HyperText Transfer Protocol. 'ftp'
is the File Transfer Protocol. The right protocol for file transfers is, of
course, ftp, because it's designed that way.


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