FTP.edu (and FTP.mirros) downloading is outdated and a mis-use of public resources.
Please write, call, or ask your higher education facilities to change to torrents for downloading large files.
ftp is a continuous connection with no security check until after the fact.
Files of over a quarter of a GB are seldom successfully downloaded in non-homogeneous networks crossing multiple ISP, trucks, switches, routers, gateways, and finally running on buggy, broken user boxes.
FTP downloads use 10 to 1,000 times the bandwidth of a torrent P2P type network.
FTP is costing everyone money and time and severing only a small elite population, who may not be the desired target population of the content.
Please voice your concerns to the institutes of the nations for academic operations are often not leaders in technologies, nor are they championed by individuals to change at appropriate times.
FTP is holding back the progress of FOSS, and access to needed data by those that understand the least about technology.
The torrent and P2P it the network of the future and is here now.
Thank you for listening and I hope you will take some action,