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Re: LYNX-DEV Download recovery for lynx?

From: Jacob Poon
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Download recovery for lynx?
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 20:36:06 -0400

On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, David Woolley wrote:

> It could be done, but it is not going to be a clean change, and, given that
> people have no problem downloading 9M files over modems in our office, you
> should be looking at why the connection is dropping, rather than recovery
> strategies.

I tried, but in my cases it is because of slow remote servers, especially
fortunecity.  In other words, I can do very little about it. 

> You might want to note that most cacheing proxies will complete a transfer,
> even if they lose the reader.  It can even be worth starting a transfer,
> deliberately dropping the connection (preferably aborting rather than hanging
> up) and then coming back later, as you are likely to get a full speed 
> download.
> (It's actually quite spectacular if the cache is ethernet connected, but good
> even over modems.)  It is possible that some caches are byte range aware, but
> simply bypass the cache, so it is possible that a reload from the cache will
> be faster than an end to end restart.

No, that does not happen on my account.

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