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I am writing a component to communicate and pass data between 2 servers. I have done some testing using api/ftp functions and using msxml/asp. api/ftp works fine but I need some custom functions. msxml/asp also works well but I am concerned with the inherent slowness of asp. asp is only used as a point of communication and passes most of the local work to the component then sends the results via msxml. Anyone have any thoughts on the speed benefit/loss differences with these 2 methods. Any ideas appreciated....

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    Default speed question - ftp vs http???

    I am writing a component to communicate and pass data between 2 servers. I
    have done some testing using api/ftp functions and using msxml/asp.

    api/ftp works fine but I need some custom functions. msxml/asp also works well
    but I am concerned with the inherent slowness of asp. asp is only used as a
    point of communication and passes most of the local work to the component then
    sends the results via msxml.

    Anyone have any thoughts on the speed benefit/loss differences with these 2
    methods.

    Any ideas appreciated.

    yabba Guest

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    Default Re: speed question - ftp vs http???

    You can easily secure HTTP by using SSL. It is a bit more consuming to do
    the same with FTP, unless you go to a custom SFTP server solution. As such,
    you can keep the data more secure via MSXML.

    Another option is a web service. In ASP, you will use the SOAP Toolkit, with
    ASP.NET it is a web service. This is the standard everyone is heading
    towards, so you will be pushing toward the future. You can also secure web
    services with SSL.

    For strict transfer, there is not much difference between FTP and HTTP,
    unless you are talking huge amounts of data. In that case, FTP will win.
    But, the security may also be an issue.

    --
    Gregory A. Beamer
    MVP; MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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    "yabba" <yabbadooGOAWAYSPAMbigfoot.com> wrote in message
    news:u1guDyBjDHA.1676TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > I am writing a component to communicate and pass data between 2 servers. I
    > have done some testing using api/ftp functions and using msxml/asp.
    >
    > api/ftp works fine but I need some custom functions. msxml/asp also works
    well
    > but I am concerned with the inherent slowness of asp. asp is only used as
    a
    > point of communication and passes most of the local work to the component
    then
    > sends the results via msxml.
    >
    > Anyone have any thoughts on the speed benefit/loss differences with these
    2
    > methods.
    >
    > Any ideas appreciated.
    >

    Cowboy \(Gregory A. Beamer\) Guest

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