Daniel, > Thank you very much for your quick response. I am also looking for data > related to why LDM. Was there technology comparisons done, LDM versus > FTP for example. I can't seem to find anything related explaining > technology comparisons, code costs, maintained, etc. Again, I am sure > that I am just missing something as usually. Thanks again for all you > help. I don't recall any formal comparisons between FTP and the LDM because the LDM is designed for fast, automatic delivery and processing of continuously-generated data-products throughout a network of cooperating systems; whereas, FTP is merely a file-exchange mechanism between two systems. To make a comparison meaningful, FTP would have to be considerably enhanced in order to bring it up to the level of the LDM. The National Weather Service does (or did) have a data-product distribution system based on notifications and FTP and (I belive) some sort of scripting language to tie it all together. I think it might have been called NWSnet or NOAAnet. I note, however, that the NWS, nevertheless, uses the LDM to operationally distribute NEXRAD Level II radar data. Regards, Steve Emmerson Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: WYF-519931 Department: Support LDM Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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