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Re: EMAIL != FTP
From: Steve Sobol <sjsobol () NorthShoreTechnologies net>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 18:12:30 -0400


Craig Partridge wrote:

It is worth remembering that SMTP is, in most respects, simply FTP reworked.
In many ways, HTTP is FTP badly reinvented.

But for a little extra SMTP handshaking at the start, there is no efficiency
difference in transfer rate between SMTP and FTP.  Probably the same is
true for HTTP though I've not looked.

Perhaps there is no inherent difference in throughput, but the files are
necessarily larger when sent through e-mail, as they must be base64
encoded.


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