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I wonder if anyone else had a problem like this. I've had it for some time already that my FTP transfers are way slower than normal.

For example, when I am uploading something, instead of having at least 10 kb/s I have barely 5 or less. It's really crawling.

I am using krusader as my FTP client. Now I wonder if FTP is really slower at upload or there must be something wrong with krusader or my setup. I'm not sure because I use a default krusader setup and I haven't really done much in that regard to my system that should affect FTP transfers in ways that I know of, so it really comes as a bit strange to me.

Anyone can shed some light on it and has some advice?

Thanks
Daniel

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"http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Tranfer_Protocol" wrote:

FTP is an extremely high latency protocol due to the number of commands needed to initiate a transfer.

Why not HTTP?

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"a thing" wrote:

Why not HTTP?

How can I transfer files to my server with HTTP? Who does that? What clients are there?

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The same way you'd upload any Web page, put it in /var/www/html/.

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You messing with me a_thing? Laughing

Of course I would put my files to a server root. That's not the point. You apparently say I could transfer files using HTTP protocol the same way I send them using FTP now, but I don't yet know of a client like krusader that manages file transfers, but using HTTP instead of FTP. Puzzled

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I don't think it would be hard to get HTTP(S) support in Krusader, it looks like just adding the HTTP(S) kioslave to the list.

gFTP can use HTTP(S).

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Oh well, ok thanks. I've just got something better, SSH access. I am trying sshfs and shfs with it.

I can now also use sftp too, which works quite well. I would just like it if thunar file manager had sftp support. I think nautilus does, but I'll have to check..

Thanks

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