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From Ian Holsman <li...@holsman.net>
Subject Re: FTP Server for Hadoop
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2008 23:41:50 GMT
Goel, Ankur wrote:
> Hi hadoop devs,
>            I am planning to develop an FTP server that runs on top
> of HDFS. The intent is to expose an FTP interface to HDFS so that any
> remote
> client who does not know of hadoop/HDFS can upload data into HDFS.
> For FTP client it will be just one big disk.
> The idea is to leverage what is already available in Apache
> http://mina.apache.org/ftpserver.html
> and build on top of it.

having a FTP client that was HDFS aware would also be useful I would 
think. while distcp can do the job, some sysadmins are stuck in their 
ways ;-)
> Is there something like already available in Hadoop ? 
> If not, then will it be useful for hadoop to have such a thing ?
> If yes then I can open up a JIRA issue for the same.
> Thanks
> -Ankur

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