> The only way you're going to achieve a decent speed is by using 
> multiple connections. (or changing protocol :) 

Or by zipping up all the file before FTP'ing them, assuming this is for a
remote backup application that could unzip them at the other end.

> zlib compression

TFtpCli supports zlib, but TFtpServer does not, yet. 

One of the slowest aspects of the FTP protocol is file listing
sub-directory structures recursively, both commands changing directory
and the new data connection for each individual directory, which on one
of my multiple times a day jobs is over a thousand directories, often of
less than 100 bytes each.  

So I'm planning an extension to the MLST/MLSD command to include

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