[svlug] A Little Hackie for wget?

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sun Mar 16 14:02:13 PST 2003


On Sun, 16 Mar 2003 13:54:53 -0800 
Karen Shaeffer <shaeffer at neuralscape.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 01:13:12PM -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> In the general case/sense, no, as neither FTP or HTTP have protocol
>> support for segment specification or retrieval.

> <quote>

Hurm, right.  I should clarify:

  FTP allows transmission starting at a stated offset, but not
  specification of segmentation (transfer N bytes starting at offset X).
  You could fake segmentation on top of that of course, but its not in
  the protocol.

  HTTP has no supports for segment retrieval.

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