GridFTP is a high performance data transfer protocol designed for wide area networks such as Grids. The GridFTP protocol enables secure authentication and communication. The protocol is based on the FTP protocol with added features such as [1]:

I have prepared an installation guide for installing GridFTP 2.4.0 which includes information about dealing with user and host certificates, uninstallation information, and tips on handling a few specific error messages. Please also have a look at the tutorials for GridFTP administration and development prepared by developers at Globus. Visit the GridFTP website for more information in the protocol. Also have a look at my approach for porting NetLogger to GridFTP.


[1] Globus GridFTP website