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Re: recoverable downloads - opinions sought
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 23:58:48 -0500
- Subject: Re: recoverable downloads - opinions sought
- References: <093e01c1745c$aece3f50$0200a8c0@lifelesswks>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Sat, Nov 24, 2001 at 07:23:15AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>To do recoverable downloads we need 2 things.
>1) A way to check the file, other than filesize, for integrity. MD5 will
>do and IIRC that's already caclulated on sources.redhat.
>2) Code to pickup partway through and carry on.
>For 2) we can either code it internally, or link statically to something
>like libcurl, or call out to wget/curl.
I don't understand why we need an external library for this. Isn't this
just a simple "start here when downloading" type of operation? I know that
the ftp protocol allows this. I'm not sure about http.