New Faster File Transfer options

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#1 Mon, 07/23/2007 - 14:24

New Faster File Transfer options

How about some sort of "TOR" or other torrent service for private file transfers up AND down? It should be something even I can install <smile>.

Living behind the left armpit of internet connectivity in Northern China, I'm starting to miss fast transfers :shock:

Anyway, I have a free program (called free download manager) that DOES download stuff at 160kbps here, by using about 12+ streams simultaneously. I think any one connection across the ocean is bandwidth limited, but there's no limit to the number of connections, fortunately.

I'd really like a way to both upload AND download. Thus this request.

Mon, 07/23/2007 - 20:21
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Hmmmm...I don't know of any such software, though I imagine some probably exists.

rsync is my knee-jerk first response...but it only solves the problem of &quot;files don't usually change all that much, but we have to transfer the whole thing every time&quot;. So it doesn't solve the problem of uploading a bunch of new files at all, though it does reduce the bandwidth of large site updates (for example) dramatically.

A brief googling for &quot;multi-stream scp&quot; and &quot;multi-stream file upload&quot; doesn't reveal anything useful, so maybe such a beast does not yet exist. And I'm not gonna tackle it anytime soon (my todo list is already too long for sanity). ;-)


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Tue, 07/24/2007 - 07:39

Well, downloads are covered by ftp as long as multiple connections are allowed. It's uploads that isn't &quot;standard&quot;.

I don't know much about bit-torrent, but perhaps there's a server side solution already out there, just needing to be installed?

Anyone know of one?

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