Opened 23 months ago

Closed 23 months ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#11318 closed Feature request (rejected)

Multi-Threaded or multi-connection uploads/downloads

Reported by: Tom Schuessler Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: multi Cc:
Component version: 3.26.2 Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Windows 7 64 bit

Description

I really wish FileZilla would support multi-threaded uploads and downloads as some other FTP applications do. Since some sites throtle FTP bandwidth per connection, you can improve session speed by transferring multiple items at once (4 is a good balanced number). If however you only have one large item, throtteled connection speed makes the process long and frustrating, especially if there is a connection timeout limitation on the server.

Please consider this option in future FileZilla releases.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by Tim Kosse

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

Since some sites throtle FTP bandwidth per connection, you can improve session speed by transferring multiple items at once (4 is a good balanced number)

As result they'll just throttle the total bandwidth.

The proper solution is to switch to a hosting provider that doesn't throttle at all. On an unthrottled line, FileZilla can even saturate a transatlantic gigabit link with a single transfer.

comment:2 Changed 23 months ago by Tom Schuessler

Server involved are our in-house FTP services. I am aware that they are making modifications and hopefully that will speed things up...We Hope.

Upshot seems to be from your response is that you do not want to incorporate this option. My experience with multiple fTP serves is that they throttle at the individual transaction. If you get 2.5 KBytes per second which is about 10 Kbits, you can start multiple transactions and get additional transactions to also give the 2.5KBytes. Thhus imporving efficiency. This works if you have multiple files to do but in my case, 1 big file takes Forever.

Please reconsider the "We aren't doing it" stance.

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