Subject: Re: HTTPS support patch for /usr/bin/ftp
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/29/2003 17:24:21
On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 02:22:51PM -0400, Gary Thorpe wrote:
> Why does an *ftp client* need http/https support? Or does this add SSL
> support to the ftp client? Are there any ftp servers which support SSL?
> If you want to download from HTTP/HTTPS servers, shouldn't you use
> another tool (like wget), or is there no such tool in the base system?

I have some trouble understanding why we should add wget to the base
system when ftp handles http URLs just fine, and has done so for quite
literally _years_.