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Journal Jack William Bell's Journal: FSP: for when FTP is just a bit too much 6

FSP, or File Server Protocol, is a UDP based protocol for transferring files. Once nearly forgotten, it has been ressurected and is back in development.

Why use FSP instead of FTP? Because it is based on UDP packets and is fully stateless it is much lighter on the server end, meaning you can carry more simultaneous connections with the same hardware and network connection. For the same reason it is invisible to port scanners and most firewalls. Also it keeps out the lamers...

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FSP: for when FTP is just a bit too much

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