Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62941
FTP mirrors should contain a list of mirrors accessable by DAP and equivalent programs
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:52:37 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.
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.
Only one mirror shows up.
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.
This might be of interest to you, Andrew.
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.
No information available on what it would take to perform this enhancement.