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From "Adam R. B. Jack" <>
Subject Re: Download Manager
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2004 18:33:11 GMT
> >>
> One thing I can chime in on here is that the mirror folks sure do like
> the idea of uploading to a staging area then copying to the desired
> location. It benefits their server side scripts to do this since an
> upload could take much longer time than a server side copy operation.
> I'm not sure how rsync handles partially complete uploaded files, but I
> know the signature scripts Henning is running via cron will generate an
> md5 for a partial file. Then when you upload your md5 they clearly don't
> match. Though this is a shortfall of his script, uploading to a staging
> area just seems more robust in the long run.

Good to know, thanks. Right now we are focusing on downloading jars from a
pre-populated repository (kindly managed by folks such as yourself. :-)



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