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ftp and nfs

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pl let me know when do we use ftp and when do we use nfs as file type in file adapter , and why

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 08:55 AM

    Hi Shazia

    NFS is a broadcasting protocol while FTP is not a broadcasting protocol

    FTP is a basic communication protocal,like HTML or your mail (SMTP/POP). If you connect to a FTP server, with an FTP client, and you have a user name and password, then you connect and have the allowed access provided by that server. It is simple. You don’t have to worry about things like the Version of the FTP server.

    NFS is a bit more complicated than that

    The real difference between transferring a file to a shared drive, and

    transferring a file to an FTP server, is the asynchronous connection,

    or lack there of, with that server. Again, FTP doesn’t broadcast, even

    when you are connected to it. Once you put a file on the server, you

    know nothing about that file unless you ask. You could have uploaded

    it, and I could have deleted it as soon as you did. There will be no

    indication from the server that the deletion took place. The only way

    you will know about it, is if you ask the server either for the file,

    or a list of files in the directory that it should be in, and when it

    doesn’t show up, then you’ll know it is gone. NFS broadcasts the state

    of the files in the directory you are looking at.. you will actually

    see the file disappear if you happen to be looking at the screen at

    the time, or notice is it gone when the server broadcasts again.

    For more details follow this link below

    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=340062

    Thanks

    Sandeep

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  • Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 06:58 AM

    Hi,

    Generally when we have to <b>pick the file from the local network then we uses NFS </b>

    and when the file has to <b>pick/put from FTP server </b>or we can say through internet then we uses FTP.

    Thanks

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  • Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 07:09 AM

    NFS: when the file folder is available on the XI Server

    FTP: when it is at remote

    If the Sharing folder is in the same XI system then NFS..If the sharing folder is in different system it is FTP.

    we will use NFS when we required to poll the files from local machines.and we will use FTP when we required to poll the data from the FTP server which are in the remote side or outside of the firewall

    FTP (file transfer protocol) here you are getting data from ftp server or you are writing to FTP server.

    NFS is used when your XI can access the file location directly using the NFS protocol.

    When the File System can be access using FTP protocol, then you need to use FTP and provide the FTP server details and user crendentials to pull data from the File Server.

    NFS is used when you want XI to use the NFS protocol to access thye location of the file.

    FTP is File Transfer Protocol and is used when your Sender SYstem is using an FTP system to send / receiver files.

    we are using NFS when we required to poll the files from local machines..

    We are using FTP when we required to poll the data from the FTP server which are in the remote side or outside of the firewall..

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 07:09 AM

    hi Shazia,

    NFS - This protocol in File adapter chosen when the file adapter has to pickup within the same network where XI Server Resides.

    FTP - This protocol in File adapter is used when the file is present in some machine on Network1 but XI server is present in Network2. In Network1 the FTP services should be enabled so that XI can access the files in Network1 from Network2

    regards

    Ramesh P

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 09:50 AM

    Thanks to all for the prompt reply , now the concept is clear

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