The temptation is to strip out these instructions and leave a link like:
There is now WWW accessto our large FTP archive which was previously only available by FTP, NFS and mail. This collection includes much public domain software and text whose copyright has expired.The web is read by people who don't need or, often, want to know about FTP and NFS - or even WWW! So the following is better:
Our archive includes much public domain software and text whose copyright has expired.Keeping on the subject of discourse rather than the mechanisms and protocols keeps the text shorter, which means people are more likely to read it.
Even when you are working within the web metaphor, use links, don't talk about them. For example
You can read more about this in the tutorial which is linked to the home pageobviously would be be better as
The tutorial has more about this.Another common one is
The tutorial contains sections on mowing, sharpening the mower, and buying a mower.Give the reader a break, and let him or her jump straight there!
The tutorial contains sections on mowing, sharpening the mower, and buying a mower.