FSP stands for File Service Protocol. It is a very lightweight UDP based protocol for transferring files.
FSP has many benefits over FTP, mainly for running anonymous archives. FSP protocol is valuable in all kinds of environments because it is one of the only TCP/IP protocols that is not aggressive about bandwidth, while still being sufficiently fault tolerant.
FSP is what anonymous FTP *should* be.
FSP: reliable and bandwidth friendly way to access publicly available data. Some people calls it UDP FTP.
What's New in This Release:
· use getopt from stdio.h instead of getopt.h in fspscan.c
· fspscan now compiles on AIX and other OS without glibc (hoaxter)
· !! fixed fatal bug from b23. Server sends large packets to clients if
· client request has not prefered reply size inside. This confuses all old fsp clients.
· common/strdup.c removed
· bsd_src/function.c bcopy -> memmove
· removed STDC_HEADER checks, drop support for pre-ANSI compilers started work on alternate SCons based build system
· fspd: use urandom, not random -> avoid hangs on Lin suck 2.6
· build system converted to SCons
· !! fixed directory listing bug in client library introduced in beta23
· improvements to security of FSP clients
· seq. numbers are now randomized
· seed random number generator in fsp clients
· check cmd in received packets
· check pos in received packets
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release fixes a segfault in FSP command line clients on newer Linux glibc.
· Large file support is now correctly detected on Linux systems.
· Upload handling is now much smarter: it allows reuploading of the last block, and non-continuous upload checking was improved.
· Overwriting a check for uploaded files was reversed by mistake.
· Protocol support for sending error codes has been added (this was frequently requested). Previously, the FSP protocol only supported text error messages.
· Code portability has been increased by avoiding configure time checks for int and long variable sizes.
· fsetupcmd has a new -l switch for listing known FSP servers.