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Re: [Bug-wget] Support for long-haul high-bandwidth links

From: Fernando Cassia
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Support for long-haul high-bandwidth links
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:43:00 -0300

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 23:24, Andrew Daviel <address@hidden> wrote:
> When downloading a large file over a high-latency (e.g. long physical
> distance) high-bandwidth link, the download time is dominated by the
> round-trip time for TCP handshakes.

Which is why large files should be stored on FTP servers, not http.

FTP was designed for a reason: to transfer large binary files reliably.

http was designed primarily to serve web pages, not large file downloads.

But try telling that to today´s sysadmins and webmasters educated aften Win95...


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