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Download files in chunk sizes


Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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I want to write a program where I have to download the files of any type in chunk sizes.
For example: If the size of file is 2 MB & the server does not allow to download it completely in one request, then I have to download it in suppose 5KB sizes.

Can you please tell me how can I do this.
Nathan Pruett

Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 4121

It's strange for a server to implement a policy like this, unless it's some kind of hosting service and it's to discourage people from hosting large files. This "chunking" behavior already occurs at a lower level - it's part of the TCP/IP network "stack" to break large files (or any sort of transmission) into manageable smaller packages. You could still implement this at a higher level, but I'm not sure what you would gain from it, unless just as an exercise. What sort of technology were you planning on using?

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