[linux-elitists] HTTP rules, FTP sucks

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Mon Oct 18 16:30:27 PDT 1999


Rick Moen writes:

> <chortle>
> 
> Don, you are _bad people_.
> 
> Of course, as Deirdre just remarked, http wouldn't rule if you had to
> resume the aborted retrieval of a large file.

I think it would still have a chance at ruling:

[schoen@ws156-1-1-10 schoen]$ wget -c http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/largefile.txt
--16:01:24--  http://www.loyalty.org:80/%7Eschoen/largefile.txt
           => `largefile.txt'
Connecting to www.loyalty.org:80... connected!
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 16,224,256 (15,869,484 to go) [text/plain]

          [ skipping 300K ]
  300K -> ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,.... [  2%]
  350K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  2%]
  400K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  2%]
  450K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  3%]
  500K -> .......... .......... .......... ..
[schoen@ws156-1-1-10 schoen]$ wget -c http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/largefile.txt
--16:01:28--  http://www.loyalty.org:80/%7Eschoen/largefile.txt
           => `largefile.txt'
Connecting to www.loyalty.org:80... connected!
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 16,224,256 (15,679,364 to go) [text/plain]

          [ skipping 500K ]
  500K -> ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,........ .......... [  3%]
  550K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  3%]
  600K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  4%]
  650K -> .......... .......... .......... .
[schoen@ws156-1-1-10 schoen]$ wget -c http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/largefile.txt
--16:01:42--  http://www.loyalty.org:80/%7Eschoen/largefile.txt
           => `largefile.txt'
Connecting to www.loyalty.org:80... connected!
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 16,224,256 (15,526,392 to go) [text/plain]

          [ skipping 650K ]
  650K -> ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,......... .......... [  4%]
  700K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  4%]
  750K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  5%]
  800K -> .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... [  5%]
  850K -> .......... ..

etc.

But this is a case where rsync _really_ rules.

-- 
Seth David Schoen <schoen@loyalty.org>  | And do not say, I will study when I
     http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/    | have leisure; for perhaps you will
     http://www.loyalty.org/   (CAF)    | not have leisure.  -- Pirke Avot 2:5




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