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John Holy
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Has anyone been using Web RTC to transfer large files? I often need to transfer large files fast and in using secure methods. I heard Web RTC is viable, but wanted to ask other who've already tested the waters. If there are any other free or cheap solutions that would do the job, based on the needs mentioned above, I'm always open to suggestions. I'm curious, in a situation where everything else is equal, would Web RTC generally perform better than most solutions to transfer a large file of at least several GBs. Cheers~
 
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Welcome to the ranch ! I never used Web RTC myself, but I wonder if in general using secure FTP would be a better option. FTP protocol is designed to deal with file transfer, no matter how big they may be, so it would be my first choice.
 
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I haven't tried transferring files over WebRTC, but I think it's unlikely to be more efficient at that than purpose-designed protocols such as SFTP. It's just not a use case for RTC.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:I haven't tried transferring files over WebRTC, but I think it's unlikely to be more efficient at that than purpose-designed protocols such as SFTP. It's just not a use case for RTC.


I know FTP has been the go to method in the past, but it seems a bit outdated and my friend mentioned to me Web RTC because is akin to a p2p connection and all done via your web browser, but I wanted to see if anyone has experience using it. Supposedly this method is faster than FTP and other methods, but I don't know, so I'd at least like to hear some anecdotal results and thoughts. Thanks for your thoughts.
 
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John Holy wrote:
I know FTP has been the go to method in the past, but it seems a bit outdated

I disagree. Moreover, you talked about large files (several Gigabytes): sounds good for a background process.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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