[Project_owners] how can work with FTP

Neil neil at parkwaycc.co.uk
Sun Dec 24 15:52:00 PST 2006


eric.jung at yahoo.com wrote:

> If you *must* use FTP, I believe the only way is to do like the 
> FireFTP extension does--implement the FTP protocol yourself over the 
> XPCOM socket interfaces. Needless to say, that's a large task. Is 
> there any way you can host the file(s) on a web server? If so, you can 
> retrieve them really easily with XmlHttpRequest() (even if the file 
> isn't xml) or inputstreams.

I'm sure input streams work on FTP channels too. In fact, Gecko also 
includes FTP upload, but not (yet!) the other things FireFTP does such 
as rename or delete.


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