Copying binary files over a LAN using Rev

Phil Davis revdev at
Fri Aug 6 00:13:02 EDT 2010

First I assume each stack is running in its own execution session on the 
respective machines - both stacks are not running under the same copy of 
the engine on one machine. If that were true, both stacks would be 
running on the same machine, no?

Given the above, I can think of 2 ways.

1) Set up a socket connection between the two stacks and write a TCP 
data stream from one to the other. If you do this, it might be a good 
idea to base64Encode the data before transferring it. And it would help 
the receiving machine know what to expect if line 1 of the data contains 
only a number which tells the total number of chars being transferred in 
lines 2 to the end of the data. Then the receiving computer can read the 
socket for 1 line, and then read for <line-1-number> chars. When the 
data has been transferred, the receiving machine can base64Decode it and 
put it into url "binfile:<newFilePath>". I believe that should work.

2) Open a socket connection between the two and transfer only a URL. 
Then the receiving machine could grab the file by its URL (that sounds 
painful!) and copy it over. This assumes the file whose URL was passed 
is sitting in a place on the sending machine that is accessible to the 
receiving one.

3) I bet there are other ways.

Hope this helps -
Phil Davis

On 8/5/10 11:46 AM, Alejandro Tejada wrote:
> Hi all,
> How could i use Rev to copy a binary file between
> stacks opened in two different computers over a
> local area network?
> In this LAN, every computer reports at least
> two different IP directions:
> The first IP (reported by IPconfig) are in the
> range 192.168.1.[0-255].
> The second IP (visible from the web) are in
> the range from 201.229.179.[0-255]
> Every idea is welcome!
> Thanks in advance.
> Al

Phil Davis

PDS Labs
Professional Software Development

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