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developerWorks: Integrate GridFTP into Firefox

Oct 13, 2006, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"The GridFTP protocol is an extension to the standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) with support for security based on the Globus Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI), high-performance data transfer using striping and parallel streams, and support for third-party transfer across different GridFTP servers. GridFTP is a standard component of the Globus Toolkit and includes the server component and a set of client applications.

"Access to the GridFTP server requires user authentication using GSI, followed by the use of a client application, such as the command-line application UberFTP. Because of this, GridFTP users must install and configure the Globus Toolkit software on their client machines--a high burden, given the complexity of the software..."

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