Easier and more reliable ISO downloads, with error correction

John Richard Moser nigelenki at comcast.net
Tue Nov 6 17:21:42 UTC 2007

Nicolas Alvarez wrote:
> John Richard Moser escribió:
>> Anthony Bryan wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Have you thought about using Metalinks for your ISO downloads? It's an
>>> XML format used by download apps, and contains the ways to get a file
>>> (mirrors/P2P) along with info for automatic error detection/recovery
>>> (checksums) and other stuff.
>> Bittorrent.
>>> It makes things simpler for the user, since they don't have to
>>> manually try a bunch of servers that could be down, can use local
>>> mirrors first, and can repair downloads (very useful for large files
>>> like ISOs).
>> Bittorrent.
> I usually get slow speeds on BitTorrent. I download via HTTP (using 
> multiple mirrors) and then seed the torrent for the rest.

OK, I had issues with bittorrent recently.  Changing my tune.

Yeah let's go for this.

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