Using Python to Fetch Files from an FTP Server. Using Python to Fetch Files from an FTP Server. gFile = open("readme.txt", "wb") ftp.retrbinary(‘RETR Readme’, My experiances with the slower package (done this afternoon during adsl "rush hour"): PING ftp.saix.net (196.25.240.137): 56 data. gt; PORT. done. ==> RETR MPSetup.exe. done. PING newswww.bbc.net.uk. The ftp command uses the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to transfer files between the local host and a remote…