wiki:DeliveryService

DeliveryService

The DeliveryService is meant to fulfil both the requirements of users to download data and of data centres to move data between themselves. It is based on the FTP-like protocol bbFTP and has been extended to use python for authentication, authorisation and control using the PyBbftp layer.

The key advantages over FTP will be:

  1. High bandwidth delivery (TCP big window and multi-stream capabilities).
  2. NDG security aware, including a SSL/TLS encrypted control connection.
  3. Transparent delivery of CSML instances (CSML + underlying data).
  4. External monitoring of downloads in progress. That is you can get at the status of your download.

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