>WORKING HYPOTHESIS. >*All* IE users and *no* Netscape users can get through to: > ftp://topo.math.u-psud.fr/pub/lcs/fb/FBdigests2000/FBD_0600.gz >and various shortenings thereof. There are other, and perhaps better, browsers than Nestcrape or InternecineExploder. iCab works for the above URL. See http://www.icab.de/ for a free download of this engaging new browser (incredibly, only 1.1MB). It has the nice feature of not installing thousands of incomprehensibly-named files all over your hard disk. Robert P.