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Re: Http put Vs ftp

From: Datta321 <DS0036943@techmahindra.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 06:34:14 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <30986240.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: www-smil@w3.org

Ted Han wrote:
> FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and is one of the old-timey ways to
> shunt files around the internet.  FTP relies on having an FTP daemon set
> up
> on whatever machine is the host machine that you're pushing files to.  FTP
> itself is notoriously insecure.  SFTP (FTP over SSH) is an unrelated
> implementation with a similar interface to FTP made subsequently to
> address
> FTP's total lack of security.
> HTTP PUT is a RESTful HTTP verb, along side other verbs like GET, POST,
> DELETE and HEAD.  The intention for PUT is to update an existing resource
> (which is denoted by some URI, such as
> http://example.host.net/video/1.html)
> with new data sent in HTTP headers (just as what happens when you POST to
> a
> resource).  POSTs like any HTTP verb can be performed over secure
> connections using SSH and a browser's builtin facility for negotiating
> https
> connections signed with security certificates.
> If your goal is to set up a personal server to upload files to and from,
> you
> want to use something like FTP.
> If your goal is to accept, and update content from users (who may be
> untrusted -- and you should always assume your users are untrusted), then
> you probably want a web app that uses things like POST and PUT to receive
> data and files.
> Fundamentally, FTP and HTTP do very different things and aren't really
> directly comparable.  To give you a more useful example, i would have to
> know more about what it is that you're atually trying to accomplish.
> -Ted
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 5:08 AM, Datta321
> <DS0036943@techmahindra.com>wrote:
>> Can anyone explain in detail the *difference* between *Http PUT *and* FTP
>> *with an example ?
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 Hi Ted,
    Thanks for your prompt response. Ya, I do need a specific example, just
as you had mentioned in your response.
 Could it be possible for you to let me know as to how these 2 methods,
namely ftp and Http Get may be used in reverse caching of proxy ?

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