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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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