On Thu, 24 Apr 1997, Jonathan M. Bresler wrote:
> while we are digressing about network performance,
"digressing" seems to me an interesting characterization of "network
performance" on a firewalls list...
> i have often asked about the performance of ftp servers on the internet
> but have received very few responses.
> what is the fastest ftp server that you know of?
wu-ftpd on a unix box, I guess. The FTP server really doesn't have much
to do with the speed of transfers, per se. Your system hardware and OS
are usually much more responsible than your server daemon, due to the
nature of ftp.
> what quantity of data does is supply in a day?
Well, the config described below comes close to saturating 100 mb
100 mb/s * 86,400s/day =
8,640,000 mb/day =
8,640 gb/day =
8.64 tb/day * 1tB/8tb =
Almost 2 terrabytes, but call it 1.5 terrabytes to be safe.
> what is its configuration?
Put it in a dual-PPro Linux box with 1/2 GB of RAM. Of course, that's
assuming that you're moving a small quantity of data, but moving many
copies of it. If you're access patterns are more random access, then buy
a NetApp to store your data on.
Are you maxing out your FTP server right now?
Todd Graham Lewis MindSpring Enterprises tlewis @