Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: Christian Kuhtz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/1996 21:01:56
On Sun, 8 Dec 96 21:49:15 -0700
Christian Kuhtz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> [soapbox on]
> This modifying frenzy around ftp is starting to hit a nerve and really
> getting obnoxious. Already, there is a wonderful, improved ftp client called
> ncftp out there and if you want all those options, include it in the standard
> distributions. The ftp binary itself is supposed to be a slender binary, and
> not a feature-bloated do-it-all piece of software.
The reason we didn't include ncftp in the standard distribution is:
(a) it's licencing is unacceptable (may not be used for profit),
(b) it duplicates the functionality of ftp(1).
The biggest one is (a).
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