in reply to Re: File download tool, file size issues, cgi-application
in thread File download tool, file size issues, cgi-application
1- Receives as a parameter the filename to be downloaded
..and could also:
Besides, as a starting point, just try creating an icon at your desktop that points to an ftp file at a well configured ftp site. See how easyly it could work. Then try adding the minimum required to fullfill all your needs.
- 1.a- Compress the file to download
- 2.a- Know the speed of the connection and mention: bzipped file name, file size and estimated time to download it.
- 3.a- And, perhaps, even mention the MD5 sum to check with after finishing the download if the user has a way of doing it at his desktop.
And don't forget one of the newest ways of doing such heavy tasks: bittorrent and .torrent files. Similar users get together to improve the download time and diminish the host work.