Http or FTP? Techie question...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by FreeWilly, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. FreeWilly

    FreeWilly OSNN Senior In Progress

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    My question is a techie one....

    When I click "Save Target As" on
    a link in say IE....and start
    downloading....am I

    a) doing a HTTP transfer? or
    b) doing a FTP transfer ?

    To my knowledge...FTP protocol
    needs a login and also supports
    anonymous. Hmmm...so
    which one is it? is the
    answer A? Thanks for any info....

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  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    You should be able to see the link status in the status bar when you hover over it.
    Not all ftp downloads require a log in.

    It could be http OR ftp. Just depends on where the distributer wants to store and distribute the file.
     
  3. logisticprism

    logisticprism Time Dr. Freeman?

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    when you download something it usually says what addresss you'redownloading it from when it asks you where to save the file...it'ssimple, if you see an http in the address then it's http, if you seeand ftp in the address it's an ftp.
     
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  4. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    you can do a both with "save as". The link just depends on where you are getting it from ..
     
  5. FreeWilly

    FreeWilly OSNN Senior In Progress

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  6. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    Yes, if it has http in front, it's an http download.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    http:// = HTTP
    ftp:// = FTP
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  8. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    wtf:// = WTF????W00TW00T