[medusa] Benefits from using ftp to download vs. http ??

Sam Rushing rushing@n...
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 09:41:22 -0700

Thomas Weholt wrote:

> I've written a simple file-sharing app using http as web-frontend and ftp to
> serve the actual files. Are there any benefits from this; do I ease the
> "pressure" on the http-interface so it can handle more clients by doing all
> downloading using ftp?

FTP is the more complicated protocol; it uses two TCP connections per download
rather than one. HTTP is your better bet, unless you need the extra
capabilities of FTP for some reason (access control, mostly).