[mingw - C/C++] RE: socket - slow FTP download.

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[mingw - C/C++] RE: socket - slow FTP download.

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By: danielosmari

What do you mean by "clean the memory space"? You are just filling it with zeros.
Right after that you are filling it again with the bytes received in recv().
Of course it will slow down the loop, it does nothing but waste time writing
data that will be overwritten in the next instruction.

Also, you didn't specify what is "slow" for you. 1 MB/s? 10 MB/s? I noticed
that the plain BSD sockets emulation provided by Winsock can easily hit the
~2 MB/s limit on Win2k/XP if you are not careful enough. Are you sure the bottleneck
isn't in the server side?

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