Feb 2nd, 2007, 11:31 AM
Download a file in multiple pieces with download manager
In my application I offer multiple downloads. Some of them are really big (>>2 GB). Those files are served from the filesystem (FileCopyUtils, return null, as found in the forum).
When I use a download manager (like DownThemAll in Firefox) it only opens one channel to the server and starts the download from byte 0.
I want the download manager to start multiple downloads each with a different piece of the file.
Does anyone know how this is accomplished?
Feb 3rd, 2007, 07:44 AM
after searching the net i found out that handling partial downloads has to do with honouring the If-Range and etag headers.
unfortunatelly beyond that there is not much information on this subject.
does anyone of you know something more about this?