[svlug] A Little Hackie for wget?

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Mon Mar 24 12:02:26 PST 2003


J C Lawrence writes:
>On Sun, 16 Mar 2003 10:08:37 -0800 (PST) 
>Serban Giuroiu <gyzmobro at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know if it would be possible to set up wget to download
>> different parts of a file from multiple locations and then put them
>> together so that I could get a download done faster?
>
>In the general case/sense, no, as neither FTP or HTTP have protocol
>support for segment specification or retrieval.  

Actually, they do.  That's just how download managers work.
Downloading from multiple servers at once is just taking it a step
further.

--Bill.

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