Subject: Re: HTTPS support patch for /usr/bin/ftp
To: Gary Thorpe <,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/2003 17:08:30
In article <> you 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?

miyu% man -k ftp
ftp (1) - Internet file transfer program

Maybe you should consider that there's more than one protocol to move 
files around on the Internet today. :)

 - Hubert

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