[ih] FTP design

J. Noel Chiappa jnc at ginger.lcs.mit.edu
Sat Aug 3 06:48:23 PDT 2002

    > From: "David P. Reed" <dpreed at reed.com>

    > Rather than invent a magical "out of band" feature in TCP, which would
    > have multiplied the congestion control complexities, as well as
    > introducing problems of mixing data and control coding schemes, just
    > using two connections was simple.

Umm, you meant NCP, right? IIRC, TCP FTP was basically a clone of NCP FTP,
and we had to make almost no changes at all to make it work.


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