using UDP for file copies on Windows/Mac/Linux
Posted on 2010-08-23
We are looking to settle an argument in the office.
Using NFS with UDP to connect to a server and copy a file, if it drops packets, as there's no checks with UDP, will the application layer pick up there's been an error and let you know, or will it say everything is fine, and the copied file may be a few bytes short?
The arguments are:
: UDP doesn't do any checks, so the file will be short, and you wont know about it.
: Checks would be done at the application layer (windows explorer / Finder) to compare source/destination and display an error if the destination file is short.
The OS could be Win/OSX/Linux.