FTP vs. HTTP



Robin Fairbairns <rf10@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

[Cross-posting and setting Followup-To:
news:comp.infosystems.www.misc, for obvious reasons.]

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there remains significant ftp traffic, which despite its superiority
to http as a file transfer facility we probably could do without:
everybody believes http is the bee's knees despite it having been
specified for a different job).

What exactly makes FTP better suited for file transfer than
HTTP?

(I know, I've asked this question this question so many times,
but I haven't found an answer I could accept so far.)

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