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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  archive site
  FTP archive
  
      (Or "FTP site", "FTP archive") An Internet host
     where program source, documents, e-mail or news messages are
     stored for public access via anonymous FTP, Gopher,
     web or other document distribution system.  There may
     be several archive sites ({mirrors) for, e.g., a Usenet
     newsgroup though one may be recognised as the main one.
  
     FTP servers were common on the Internet for about ten years but
     have been largely replaced by web servers since the invention of
     the World-Wide Web and its HTTP protocol.
  
     Some well-known archive sites included Imperial College, UK
     ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/)">(ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/), ftp://ftp.uu.net/)">UUNET, USA (ftp://ftp.uu.net/), GNU
     archive site.
  
     The archie service attempted to index the contents of FTP
     archives, foreshadowing the indexing of the web by Google and
     others.
  
     (2014-07-06)
  

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