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Old 02-27-2008, 03:54 AM   #1
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File Transfer in Linux by streaming method

Dear Members,

I want to transfer a video file(may be 1.5GB) from linux server machine to linux client machine in a secured manner by dividing total file into streams.if file transfer is stoped due to unknown errors then next time file transfer should start from where previous transfer was stoped.

Please tell me which protocol i can use for this type of file transfer.

Old 02-28-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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I suggest a combination of split and wget.

say you know that it takes x minutes to d/load @ y Kilobytes per sec per meg, there are online web sites that you can use to time your transfers.

you decide to split it into 400 kB

split -b 400k filename

creates files xaa xab xac xad

tell user when files are d/loaded they can join them by the cat command

cat xaa xab > file
cat file xac > file2
cat file2 xad > movie.mpg

test this locally b4 you advise them of files.

2) man wget advises it can retry if d/load breaks


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