Updated ftp packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The ftp package provides the standard UNIX command line File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client. FTP is a widely used protocol for transferring files over the Internet, and for archiving files.
Previously, the command line width in the ftp client was limited to 200 characters. With this update, the maximum possible length of the FTP command line is extended to 4296 characters.
All users of ftp are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.