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gLite File Transfer Service FTS knowledge base

CSCS specific information

The current FTS model foresees dedicated channels for T1->T2 channels, and so called STAR->T2 channels which take the rest of the transfers. It makes sense that a Tier-2 can exercise control over its own inbound channels.

Our primary channels are hosted by our Tier-1 at FZK:


The FZK FTS endpoint is https://fts2-fzk.gridka.de:8443/glite-data-transfer-fts/services/${servicename}.

Endpoints for all centers can be found through the BDII. E.g. you can use the following command for finding all endpoints for CMS:

lcg-infosites --vo cms fts

Using this information one can run queries like this:

FTSEP=glite-transfer-channel-list -s https://fts2-fzk.gridka.de:8443/glite-data-transfer-fts/services
$> glite-transfer-channel-list -s $FTSEP/ChannelManagement FZK-CSCS
Channel: FZK-CSCS
Between: FZK-LCG2 and CSCS-LCG2
State: Inactive
Contact: (null)
Bandwidth: 0
Nominal throughput: 0
Number of files: 10, streams: 1
Number of VO shares: 4
VO 'cms' share is: 40
VO 'ops' share is: 10
VO 'dteam' share is: 10
VO 'atlas' share is: 40

$> glite-transfer-channel-set -s $FTSEP/ChannelManagement -S Inactive STAR-CSCS


May be partially obsolete.......

Things to know

The documentation is quite unorganized as of May29 2006. It is important to note that all of the (good) documentation is in the man pages of the glite-transfer- executables. So the best way of getting to know how to use the FTS is to list all glite-transfer commands and reading through their man pages.

A very important tool to know is called glite-transfer-discovery which will look in the information system trying to find the FTS endpoint that needs to be contacted to run the given transfer.

-- PeterKunszt - 29 May 2006

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