Steve Kille (Steve.Kille@Cs.Ucl.AC.UK)
Mon, 06 Apr 87 15:40:14 +0100
This is just to expand a few details of Jon Crowcroft's note:
NIFTP (Network Independent File Transfer Protocol) may be of
some interest to the DARPA community, as it is currently more
widely available than FTAM. There are a number of potential
advantages of ARPA FTP, as Jon pointed out:
- Many implementations support resumptions
- Spooled implementations are available
- the single channel makes gatewaying rather easier
A copy of the protocol can be obtained from:
Department of Trade and industry
66-74 Victoria Street
The protocol will operate over TCP/IP, and has assigned sockets:
47 (straight NIFTP)
61 (NIFTP + JNT Mail)
There are implementations for a wide range of machines. A full
table of colured book implementations for the various machine
ranages can be obtained from Dr. Bob Cooper
<firstname.lastname@example.org> who runs the Joint Network Team.
A brief note on UNIX implementations, which I know are of
particular interest. There is a JNT supported implemetnation,
which is available through Spider Systems. Contact
Andy Davis <email@example.com>. However, this does
not support either TCP or resumptions.
There is another UNIX implementation, which is not supported
but is being assembled as a public domain package by
Cambridge/UCL/Nottingham. This is a very full implementation
of the protocol, and has TCP/IP (4.2/4.3). We believe that this system is
substantially better than the official one, but of course there
is no support. We are currently doing testing as a
smallish group, but the system will be distributed in due course,
after it has been released to a number of beta sites.
If anyone is interested, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Do NOT send messages to email@example.com, as suggested by Jon.
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