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Fast Data Transfer

FDT is an application for efficient data transfers that is capable of reading and writing at disk speed over wide area networks (with standard TCP). It can be used to stream a large set of files across the network, so a large dataset composed of thousands of files can be sent or received at full speed, without the network transfer restarting between files. It is written in Java, runs an all major platforms, and is easy to use.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Dec 2009 08:08

    Release Notes: This release fixes rare cases of transfer problems and adds new options for network bandwidth testing and buffer control.

    •  26 Sep 2008 17:06

      Release Notes: This release fixes copying files with names containing special characters. It adds options to tune the speed reporting interval and to skip creating lock files. It has initial support for JMX monitoring of the transfers.

      •  23 Apr 2008 10:42

        Release Notes: A parameter to specify the SSH key to be used was added. Keep-alive messages were added on the control channel to prevent certain VPNs from closing an apparently idle connection.

        •  10 Nov 2007 18:28

          Release Notes: The debugging information shown with -vvv was increased. A seldom occurrence of hanging at the end of a transfer was fixed. Transfer progress reporting was made smoother. Speed limiting was fixed. A -loop parameter was implemented for testing and debugging network links.

          •  21 Aug 2007 09:09

            Release Notes: Path problems under Windows were fixed. The program now runs more smoothly under Java 1.5. Exit codes greater than zero are now used in the event of problems. The incomplete transferred file is now deleted when there are transfer problems. Many small improvements were made.


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