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I would love to hear your opinion about downloading via FTP's, I think it's the best, you mostly get good downloadspeeds, and there's no bother uppin' cause FXP-ing is much faster
I could respond more intelligently if I understood the last part of your comment - "no bother uppin'cause FXP-ing is much faster". Are you saying FXP-ign is file transferring? What is uppin'?D3M0L1T10N said:I would love to hear your opinion about downloading via FTP's, I think it's the best, you mostly get good downloadspeeds, and there's no bother uppin' cause FXP-ing is much faster
Right. Because it's UDP.johnwill said:while TFTP may be slightly faster, it also has no recovery capability...
Right again. I mostly use it to transfer files to and from servers and network equipment.TFTP is normally used to bootstrap an environment when you want a minimal capability, not for general file transfers.
I don't agree so much with this statement. The difference transferring files with HTTP and FTP are two: 1.) As I mentioned, many people don't have or allow FTP, so the web designer uses HTTP to do it. 2.) I would venture to guess that most people that download large files would prefer to use FTP because of the speed/performance you mentioned.In truth, the real difference between HTTP & FTP transfers won't make much difference to most people, unless you're doing a lot of large file transfers.
I second that motion, I don't notice much of a difference in speed. I let friends download large movie and music files from my computer using BPFTP and Simple Server both with the same results. (for those of you not familiar with these BPFTP is a popular FTP program you can run from any windoze computer, and Simple Server is an ultra cool free program from Mark at Analog X, covering the HTTP protocol)johnwill said:P2P applications don't use any protocol that you'd recognize. They each have their own flavor, and it's "home rolled" with socket level API calls.
I truthfully haven't noticed any significant difference in downloading speeds between FTP and HTTP, as far as throughput on my end is concerned. All of your updates from Microsoft Update are HTTP, and their transfer speeds seem to match my FTP speeds from other sites pretty closely. Of course, I have not done an exhaustive study, since even with a lot of downloads, broadband makes it painless, FTP or HTTP!