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

From: Paul Wratt
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Support for long-haul high-bandwidth links
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:51:07 +1300

unfortunately there are now a lot of services offered where ftp access
is not provided, or not available, or even blocked. About 90% of the
servers I mirror fit into this category

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 6:43 AM, Fernando Cassia <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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...
> FC
> --
> "The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers."
> Richard Hamming - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamming_code

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