Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#2115 closed Feature request

Download the same file simultaneously from mirrors

Reported by: pbrico Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Other
Keywords: Cc: pbrico, Tim Kosse
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Description

Often files are stored on mirrors. So it should be
interesting to download them from different mirror sites
at the same time to increase throughput.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 16 years ago

This will never be implemented because it has a bad impact
on overall network performance.

Let's say in a network 100Mb/s max is possible.
Whats faster:

  • 100 users downloading with 1 connections each, or
  • 100 users downloading with 20 connections each

For individual users such a feature would make sense, but
once everyone uses it, speed would be even slower due to
increased overhead.

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