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    turning off ftp window on a linux box

    I would like to turn off the window on my ftp downloads or set the window to a very large size. I have a linux box. Is anyone familiar with how to do this.
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    mike

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    could you be a little more specific?
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    Lets start with what disto and GUI your useing
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    I am using the command line interface on redhat linux 6.1

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    ahhh, so you want to run ftp in the background....
    good luck.

    if your press <alt>F2 or <alt> and any number, you will move to a different terminal display. So you can start your ftp download, then just switch to a different terminal and not have to wait on your file transfer.
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    Wink

    I actually don't want to run ftp in the background. I just want to increase the window size of the tcp session so I don't have to wait so long for the acks. Hopefully this would increase the throughput of my ftp session.

    mike

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    i think the window size depends on each computers ability to talk over the medium. Not always what you want it to be but what the two computers can handle.
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    try the MaxMTU tweak. this involves changing your MTU, which depends upon what link you are using (dial-up or broadband?). i can't remember exactly how to do this on linux (on windoze you have to do a registry hack or use a program which will do that) but it may involve playing around with ifconfig commants. i'll hunt around for a link to it and post it here.

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    maybe you can take a look at http://dast.nlanr.net/Features/Autobuf/
    On the page is said: The client is a modification of the NcFTP Client to enable Auto Tuning to calculate optimal window sizes preceeding file transfer.

    good luck!

    shr1k3

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