rogerd - 10:45 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld, AgedAthlete! I don't have an answer about the ftp location, but what I can say is that dmoz.com availability has been pretty dicey lately. I did a few edits earlier, and it fluctuated from very zippy response times to timeouts/404s - often within seconds of each other. It could be your downloads are experiencing some of this inconsistency.