Apache VFS (Virtual File System) allows you to access a variety of file system with a
uniform syntax. It supports: FTP (File Transfer Protocol), Local Files,
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL (Secure Socket Layer)), SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol),
Temporary Files, Zip, Jar and Tar (uncompressed, tgz or tbz2), gzip and bzip2.