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Re: Yum .hdr files massive



On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 12:46 +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> seth vidal <skvidal phy duke edu> wrote:
> 
> > If you're not using a site that supports http 1.1 and byte-ranges then
> > yum will have to download the whole package.
> 
> You're grabbing the headers out of the RPM files via byte ranges?
> Sweet idea.

Though it would be even sweeter if byte-ranges fail you would start to
download the whole thing (or at least tell the server that) and break
the connection when you've read the entire header. Still better than
downloading the whole thing.

Nils
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