|Stable release||4.0 / April 27, 2013|
|Type||Multicast FTP server & client|
|License||GPL and Commercial|
UFTP is a UDP-based file transfer protocol and the name of a tool that implements that protocol. It was developed by Dennis Bush, and is designed for particularly efficient file transfers under scenarios where the file is to be broadcast/multicast or the transfer occurs over a wireless link (such as satellite). However, in low-error, high-bandwidth or high-latency scenarios, it can outperform TCP-based protocols such as FTP by 100% or more.
The UFTP protocol was based on the Starburst MFTP protocol, which Stratacache purchased from Starburst Communications in 2004.
- http://www.tcnj.edu/~bush/uftp.html - for the UFTP tool manual and source code
- http://www.aes.id.au/?page_id=12 - comparisons of UFTP with FTP and other transfer tools over Wi-Fi
Draft of the public IETF protocol MFTP, based on Starburst MFTP.
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