Pieter Breed wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I am relatively new to Ruby and I am considering using it for a little
> itch of my own I want to scratch. It deals with sending files over a
> network, but in a one-computer-to-one-computer way, not swarming like
> with torrents.

why not useing ftp?

>
> My question is two-fold: What is, in general, the better way of sending
> files across a network like this. By better I mean appropriate for
> files that may be both very long and very short? Some error checking
> also needs to be done so the files don't corrupt. I realise this is not
> really ruby specific, but bear with me please.
>
> How would you do/implement this in Ruby?

u dont need to, its been done for you before, lots fo times, just find
one implementation that suits your needs, and stick to it.

> If I was more familiar with
> either Ruby or network programming I could probably bootstrap my
> knowledge, but it seems I just don't know enough.
> 
> Regards,
> Pieter Breed