Re: TECH: files question
|From:||Sylvia Sotomayor <kelen@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 7, 2004, 5:56|
On Tuesday 06 July 2004 22:43, Roger Mills wrote:
> I've just been given access to something that begins with ftp://....
> what exactly does that mean? I can read it on my browser just fine. Is it
> something I could or should download to my own computer? It's huge.
ftp is 'file transfer protocol'. It's older than http, but otherwise sorta
similar in that most browsers treat a url beginning with ftp:// much the same
as they would http://. If the file is huge, and you have the bandwidth, it's
considered more polite to download it & read it locally.
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