[tor-bugs] #9211 [Tor bundles/installation]: FTP download too difficult

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#9211: FTP download too difficult
 Reporter:  proper                    |          Owner:  erinn
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new  
 Priority:  normal                    |      Milestone:       
Component:  Tor bundles/installation  |        Version:       
 Keywords:                            |         Parent:       
   Points:                            |   Actualpoints:       
 I am reporting this as usability bug. Ftp downloads with stock TBB are


 > Broken in Tor Browser:  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/alive/alive-2.0.0.tar.xz
 > www download working:  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/alive/alive-2.0.0.tar.xz
 (Just for the sake of a good test example.)

 > Broken in Tor Browser:
 > www download working:

 I don't understand why #1259 is considered fixed. Even if setting
 TrackHostExits in torrc while downloading something from FTP is considered
 the fix, its nontrivial to get this information.

 Feel free to close this as "wontfix" if you think this isn't interesting
 enough to fix.

 In case you are interested in fixing this, at least mentioning this issue
 in a more visible place than deeply buried in trac at the bottom of a
 highly technical ticket would be an improvement. Perhaps in the user
 manual or in some known issues section or so.

 For an out of the box usable solution, mike had some ideas here
 https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/1259#comment:9 which
 probable require feature requests against Tor.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/9211>
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