EMAIL != FTP
Jan P Tietze
jptietze at netheads.de
Fri May 25 13:31:12 UTC 2001
Craig Partridge wrote:
> Part of this discussion is just plain bizarre.
> It is worth remembering that SMTP is, in most respects, simply FTP reworked.
> In many ways, HTTP is FTP badly reinvented.
I disagree - HTTP is more firewall/NAT friendly, and has no active/passive mode.
> But for a little extra SMTP handshaking at the start, there is no efficiency
> difference in transfer rate between SMTP and FTP. Probably the same is
No, there is overhead in encoding of binary data for transmission by SMTP.
> true for HTTP though I've not looked.
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