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[ih] FTP Design

> It's a bit more complicated than that.  There is a larger group of 
> people, more external pressure and formalism.  I wonder whether the 
> following would be palatable nowadays:
>    "The objectives of FTP are 1) to promote sharing of files"

If you read the early FTP RFCs, they wrapped themselves around several
axles trying to build a distributed file system and then concluded that
wasn't necessary.  Knowing when to back off matters.