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Re: AMD64 archive move

Stephan Seitz <nur-ab-sal@gmx.de> writes:

> On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 03:31:58PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>>> ftp://amd64.debian.net/debian work too. Is correct to use it?
>>If you must. Http is prefered by almost everyone as it doesn't require
>>makeing a new connection for every file and is thus faster and
>>firewall friendlier.
> Now I'm confused. I thought http was the protocol making new
> connections for every file, and ftp the protocol using one connection
> for every action until you log out.
> Shade and sweet water!
> 	Stephan

Http (since 1.1, forever) has a Keep-Alive option that reuses the
connection to fetch file after file.

Ftp opens one control connection for the whole session and then
initiates one data connection per file. Depending on active or passive
ftp that connection comes from the client or server. Firewalls often
don't like that. Under linux you need the ip_contrack_ftp and
ip_nat_ftp modules to handle those.


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