Load document from FTP

Following code snippet shows how to convert a document from FTP:

public static void Run()
{
    string outputFile = Path.Combine("c:\output", "converted.pdf");
    string filePath = "ftp://localhost/sample.doc";
    using (Converter converter = new Converter(() => GetFileFromFtp(filePath)))
    {
        PdfConvertOptions options = new PdfConvertOptions();
        converter.Convert(outputFile, options);
    }
}
private static Stream GetFileFromFtp(string filePath)
{
    Uri uri = new Uri(filePath);
    FtpWebRequest request = CreateRequest(uri);
    using (WebResponse response = request.GetResponse())
        return GetFileStream(response);
}
private static FtpWebRequest CreateRequest(Uri uri)
{
    FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(uri);
    request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DownloadFile;
    return request;
}
private static Stream GetFileStream(WebResponse response)
{
    MemoryStream fileStream = new MemoryStream();
    using (Stream responseStream = response.GetResponseStream())
        responseStream.CopyTo(fileStream);
    fileStream.Position = 0;
    return fileStream;
}

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