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J.-P. Norguet. Java FTP Libraries Benchmarked. Java Journal, March 2006.

Abstract

FTP, standing for File Transfer Protocol, is the third most popular protocol over the Internet, right after HTTP (Web browsing) and SMTP (e-mail sending). However, as discussed in a previous JavaWorld article, FTP support in the JDK is only partial. Complete FTP support should therefore be seeked among the third-party libraries available on the Internet. To help decision makers choose a library that suits their specific needs, this article compares the available libraries against each other. The comparison accounts several criteria, including the list of available features, the licensing terms and commercial aspects, and file-transfer performances. Finally, the author suggests how to help forge the future of the Java platform with respect to FTP support.


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