Re: FTP or HTTP consumes more resources?

Simon E Spero (
Sun, 22 Jan 1995 06:13:50 +0100

The answer is... it all depends. FTP uses an extra control connection,
plus one connection per file - however, it only forks once per session.
HTTP forks once per request, so it should use more CPU there.

The problem may well be down to the particular implementation of HTTP/FTP.
NCSA httpds have the well known problem when reading HTTP/1.0 headers that
raise the CPU requirements. Both CERN and NCSA are cpu limited for a
10Mbps ethernet and 4K requests


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