Concurrent FTP access


How does FTP servers handle concurrent access to the same file, i.e. if one user is updating a file while another is reading the same file? Should I be worried about getting corrupt data? Is it dependent on the FTP server or even the operating system?

Best Answer

  • I think the FTP Server itself does not handle this.
    The underlying file-system will manage the accesses involved here.

    If a read starts before a write, the read would typically get the older version.

    You should get the answer to this question based on
    the server file-system handling for a file being overwritten.

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