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SubjectRe: albods
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>On Wed, Jul 07, 1999 at 09:29:34AM +1000, Richard Gooch wrote:
>> When creating the file, make it huge, but filled with holes.
>
>What if you transfer such a file via ftp (or any non-compressing
>protocol that doesn't know about holes)? You will generate traffic
>for all the huge holes...

Actually, the Internet FTP protocol has a feature, called
"Page Structure" mode, that's specifically intended to deal with holey
files. See RFC 959, section 3.1.2.3.

Whether anyone actually implements it nowadays is a different
question...

Craig Milo Rogers


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