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Re: Distros

On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 01:20:53AM +0000, mike808@users.sourceforge.net wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> > I should note that I recommend either rsync or, at worst, http, since
> > ftp sucks so bad.
> C'mon. http has *got* to suck worse than ftp since it has no restart ability.


Specifically, section 9.3:
"The semantics of the GET method change to a "partial GET" if the request
message includes a Range header field. A partial GET requests that only
part of the entity be transferred, as described in section 14.36. The partial
GET method is intended to reduce unnecessary network usage by allowing
partially-retrieved entities to be completed without transferring data
already held by the client."

Section 14.36 states that clients and servers don't *have* to support
byte-range operations, but most popular ones do.  So, HTTP 1.1 does support
resuming downloads, usually. :)

--Danny, who took forever to find proof of that :(

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