[Lvlug] Re: Good Win32 FTP Server?
rhkramer at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 08:29:49 EDT 2005
On Thursday 15 September 2005 07:11 am, Brian Reichert wrote:
> "Because I'd rather have our customers using something made by a company
> who's in business to make software, not someone who makes software for fun
> in their spare time."
What I would consider doing is use a proprietary FTP product with the Windows
server. My concern is that if problems arise, and you're using a free/open
source ftp server, your boss will just dig his heels in even harder over
software made "for fun in their spare time".
On the other hand, if things go wrong with a pure proprietary solution, maybe
he'll be more amenable to trying a pure free/open solution at that point.
And, I wouldn't give up on the free solution to soon in any case--any chance
of installing a (free, i.e., old) 2nd (free, open source) ftp server in a
"closet", divide the ftp load, and keep statistics--how many files served by
each, how much downtime on each, ...
Or even (with the two computer approach), something that has the Windows FTP
server handle all incoming requests, but with a (visible) failover for when
something goes wrong:
"The Windows server cannot handle that request at this time, request being
forwarded to the Debian (or whatever) (backup) server."
just some thoughts, but don't do anything to get yourself fired
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