Re: Identifying End of Tx in FTP

From: George Ross (gdmrat_private)
Date: Fri May 29 1998 - 09:17:13 PDT

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    > > What is a reliable, transparent way to tell that an ftp transmission has
    > > been completed?
    How about dropping off an MD5 (or whatever) signature first?  If the file
    matches its signature it "must" be complete.  (If you put the signature into
    the filename you can make the drop directory write-only to keep the warez
    merchants out while still mostly avoiding name collisions.)
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