> > FYI, in FTP servers, Mode Z is used for ZLib'ed (deflate) > > transfers. > One question could be: should the client automatically decormpress > the downloaded file or it should be done by the application?
Compression is transparent to the user when Mode Z is used, the client sees an uncompressed file, this is all explained at: http://ietfreport.isoc.org/all-ids/draft-preston-ftpext-deflate-03.txt The fun part seems to be resumed transfers, part way through a compressed file, not quite sure how that's implemented, particularly when decompressing a partially downloaded file. Also whether the file is totally compressed before transfer. I was downloading some 250 meg text files last week, that would have been a lot less painful with compression. Angus -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be