I love ncftp. What I would love even more is if we could get a Debian/MiNT m68k distribution. Still have your standard stack of Thing(or TeraDesk) and Mint kernel, but have a nice userland of Debian so I could 'apt install bash' and get a recent version, etc.
If I had more time / knowledge, I'd try to do that very thing. I think there was someone who tried to do a Gentoo port, but compiling new software all the time sounds terrible on older machines.
Atari 8Bits: 800xl, 600xl, XEGS, 800, 130xe, 130xe (VBXE, U1MB, Stereo POKEY)
Atari STs: 1040STf (broken shifter), 1040STe, Mega STe, TT030, Falcon (CT60e, SuperVidel)