Bug 62941 - FTP mirrors should contain a list of mirrors accessable by DAP and equivalent programs
FTP mirrors should contain a list of mirrors accessable by DAP and equivalent...
Product: Red Hat Web Site
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Download (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2002-04-08 02:25 EDT by Brian Bober
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-23 12:44:14 EDT
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Description Brian Bober 2002-04-08 02:25:05 EDT
Description of Problem:

DAP http://www.speedbit.com/ allows you to download from multiple mirrors 
simultaneously. Some FTP servers (I don't know how) tell DAP what mirrors are 
available. Unfortunately, for Redhat, I had to manually add each server to the 
mirrors list inside DAP. Having the mirrors detectable on DAP (or equivalent 
accelerator) would make downloads faster.

How Reproducible:

Try DAP (or any other equivalent download accelerator) and go to either the 
FTP site for redhat (ftp://ftp.redhat.com/), or a mirror. Requires Win32 for 
DAP. An equivalent accelerator might be available on Linux, but I don't know 
if it uses the same methods.

Actual Results:

Only one mirror shows up.

Expected Results:

All the mirrors show up and allow download spanning multipler servers (or 
whichever is fastest at the moment).

See: http://www.notetab.com/download.htm And download the first link in an 
accelerator to see it show up with many FTP mirrors listed.
Comment 1 Tom Lancaster 2002-07-29 14:25:20 EDT
This might be of interest to you, Andrew.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-07-29 15:01:47 EDT
Speedbit did not have any information on their site about what is required
on the server end of things to support their program.  A google search did not
yield any further information on their requirements, either.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-06-23 12:44:14 EDT
No information available on what it would take to perform this enhancement.

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