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Files question

From:Emily Zilch <emily0@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 7, 2004, 6:27
On 2004 Jul 06 , at 2243, 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 means File Transfer Protocol; technically, FTP:// addresses usually
download a file but many people have disabled automated file transfers.
You can do either, I guess.