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[REBOL] Re: FTP scheme was Re: Reading empty directories via FTP error

From: brett:codeconscious at: 17-Nov-2003 12:52

Hi Ed,
> I recall reading that the Netscape developer (pre-AOL days) responsible
> their browser FTP code was incredulous when it was decided that they would > recode their entire browser from scratch. He had written ugly code to > carefully manage 60 or so nonstandard variations of the protocol
> by FTP server software.
Sixty! Wow.
> Reichart's company wrote a commercial/sharware FTP client a while back > (IIRC), so it must be possible to do a reasonably good implementation.
Yes, FTP Gadget. Regards, Brett.