My FTP client didn't time out, but took an age to sort out all th filenames. I think that my FTP client makes a list of what to get and then goes to get it - that is the only reason why, 4 hours later, Core FTP hadn't even started to download anything. Took all night to get all the files too! I have a 2mb broadband connection, so when it started, it went okay.
Not a problem sorting out a directory list etc - I have all these 17 bit collection disks except the third. I never owned it so it didn't feel right nicking it from BTTR. Which ones would you like?