New beta, new FTP problems

...which is quite bizarre when you realise how simple the FTP protocol is. It's the same age as me, more or less, with the original RFC released in 1973.

The problem is that up/down-loading to the FTP server may be fast, but connecting isn't. iBlog uses a very silly algorithm, which causes a problem familiar to any serious programmer - round-tripping. A look at the much improved logs reveals that iBlog now uses Curl to connect to the FTP server and upload files. Sadly, it does this for each and every file or directory. A very, very slow alternative to determining what needs uploaded, and then doing that in one batch.

On the bright side, I got an email back from the developers the morning after I sent in a bug report about the FTP problems in beta 4. I got another the morning after I complained about the round-tripping in beta 5. Actually getting a reply from the developers was so shocking that I went ahead and registered -though part of me still thinks I should write my own solution. I ignore that part of me.

Now, how long will it take to upload this post?

Posted: Tue - August 5, 2003 at 10:56 PM