[Twisted-Python] Re: Need words of wisdom regarding PB

Nicola Larosa nico at tekNico.net
Mon Jun 26 06:37:42 EDT 2006

> I have a problem to solve: I need to get files from one machine to
> another. I had thought about all the obvious solutions (and implemented
> some of them); for instance adding an FTP server to my Twisted services
> and using a client. I thought about doing the file transfer with XML-RPC
> and even SOAP. And I even thought of WebDav.
> I started reading about PB and thought it might be useful.

PB, XML-RPC and SOAP introduce serialization and encoding overhead. FTP is
uselessly complicated. WebDav may be too complicated for simple file
transfers. Try plain HTTP, and add authentication and encryption if required.

Nicola Larosa - http://www.tekNico.net/

We mustn't settle for negotiating "Net Neutrality". We must demand the
basic right to connect and not just an enumerated list of what we are
allowed to do. It's no different from having to negotiate free speech
by listing what is allowed. Having to beg for permission to speak is
offensive. -- Robert Frankston (cited by Doc Searls), March 2006

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