GT 4.2.0 Reliable File Transfer (RFT) Service

The Reliable Transfer Service (RFT) Service implementation in GT 4.2.0 uses standard SOAP messages over HTTP to submit and manage a set of 3rd party GridFTP transfers and deletion of files and directories using GridFTP. The service also provides an interface to control various transfer parameters of the GridFTP control channel like TCP buffer size, parallel streams, DCAU etc. The user creates a RFT resource by submitting a Transfer Request (consisting of a set of third-party gridftp transfers) to the RFT Factory service. The resource is created after the user is properly authorized and authenticated. RFT service implementation exposes operations to control and manage the transfers (the resource). The resource the user created exposes the state of the transfer as a resource property to which the user can either subscribe for changes or poll for the changes in state periodically using standard WS-RF command line clients and other resource properties.

The following guides are available for this component:
Data Management Key ConceptsFor important general concepts. [pdf]
Admin Guide For system administrators and those installing, building and deploying GT, contains information specific to this component. You should already have read Installation Guide and Quickstart. [pdf]
User's Guide Describes how end-users typically interact with this component. Be sure to also read the GT User Guide for important general information for end-users. [pdf]
Developer's Guide Reference and usage scenarios for developers. [pdf]
Other information available for this component are:
Release Notes What's new with the 4.2.0 release for this component. [pdf]
Public Interface Guide Information for all public interfaces (including APIs, commands, WSDL, etc). Please note this is a subset of information in the Developer's Guide. [pdf]
Quality Profile Information about test coverage reports, etc. [pdf]
Migrating Guide Information for migrating to this version if you were using a previous version of GT. [pdf]
All RFT Guides (PDF only)Includes all RFT guides except Public Interfaces (which is a subset of the Developer's Guide)