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the dll is huge, its over 6 megabytes and my program is only a few kb. if i buy the FTP2 lib, is tehre a way to get only the FTP part or do i have to include hte Whole 6 meg library?

asked Jul 28 '13 at 06:32

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I'm sorry to say that it's not possible. In any case, the size savings would not be as much as you might think. For example: Implementing FTP includes the following underlying infrastructure:

  • SSL/TLS implementation for FTPS
  • Encryption algorithms, hashing, PKCS7, certificates, etc. relating to SSL/TLS
  • ASN.1 for PCKS* related functionality.
  • Data compression relating to Mode-Z
  • Character encoding data/infrastructure for utf-8, Unicode, ANSI, and all possible encodings.
  • HTTP for proxy possibilities.
  • HTTP requests/responses are MIME, and therefore all MIME related code would be needed.

You can see that a multitude of different technologies are required for FTP. The same holds true for most other components: SMTP, IMAP, SSH, etc.


answered Jul 29 '13 at 13:00

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Thanks for your answer

(Jul 29 '13 at 13:15) sharkyenergy
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