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Ftp Efficiency

Hello,

Using vs2005 and the new built-in Ftp functionality. I need to transfer
a gigantic amount of data (15 GB) using my app. The current way is that
I ZIP (or RAR) the data and transfer it to the server via FTP. Is
there a more efficient way to transfer data? Does FTP go as fast as the
pipe allows? (btw, the transferred data is binary, not text).

Thanks.
Dec 23 '05 #1
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Frank,

This isn't an FTP question. FTP is just a protocol that is used over
the communications layer (sockets using TCP/IP). It doesn't have a say in
how fast it sends data.

The general answer is, yes, it will send data as fast as it can.
Whether or not it is binary or text doesn't matter, since text is just bytes
anyways...

Hope this helps.
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Hello,

Using vs2005 and the new built-in Ftp functionality. I need to transfer a
gigantic amount of data (15 GB) using my app. The current way is that I
ZIP (or RAR) the data and transfer it to the server via FTP. Is there a
more efficient way to transfer data? Does FTP go as fast as the pipe
allows? (btw, the transferred data is binary, not text).

Thanks.

Dec 24 '05 #2

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