EMAIL != FTP
rblayzor at thebiz.net
Fri May 25 15:20:28 UTC 2001
> It is worth remembering that SMTP is, in most respects, simply
> FTP reworked.
> In many ways, HTTP is FTP badly reinvented.
> But for a little extra SMTP handshaking at the start, there is no
> difference in transfer rate between SMTP and FTP. Probably the same is
> true for HTTP though I've not looked.
I think you missed the fact that sending files via SMTP is incredibly
inefficient. Any files sent via SMTP have to be encoded which can balloon
the transmission up 30%+. That is an incredible waste of bandwidth on a
10MB file. Also, remember that SMTP usually relays, so the message is
bounced between 1-8 servers along the way (or more), more bandwidth and
resources wasted. *sigh*
Robert Blayzor IP Network Engineer, BOFH BiznessOnline.com, Inc.
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