[JDEV] File Transfer Proposals

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Tue Feb 19 10:56:27 CST 2002

Richard Dobson wrote:

>You dont need HTTP or FTP because they are way too bloated as I have already
>said, I come to this conclusion because they all have far more features than
>are necessary, what other than resuming is really needed ??
Sure, name some of these extra features which we don't need

>The method I mentioned is nice and simple and does the job and can easily
>support resuming using the control messages I mentioned that can be passed
>along the xml stream, now although there wont be a library around for this
>why would you need one, I dont know about anyone else but it would not take
>me anymore than 2 maybe 3 hours to code that in C++. Instead of just using
>other protocols just because they are there and trying to do a hack around
<snip remainder of run-on sentence>
I don't understand how using file-transfer protocols to transfer files 
is a big hack. Please explain this.

-David Waite

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