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Download Accelerator

Postby m0ej0e on Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:29 am

Hello and thank you for your time!

I have been running Linux for a few months now, and I am currently wondering if there is an open source download accelerator such as "Orbit" for Windows.
I have read through several posts and was unable to find one stating a substitute. Any help out be great!

Thanks again,
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Re: Download Accelerator

Postby DrHu on Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:44 am

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=32789&p=189081&hilit=accelerators&sid=8556bf60ce08dbd4451a2aa55725e2fc#p189081

Any caching proxy will work, the best known one is probably squid
http://www.squid-cache.org/

Tweaking the http pipelining for browsers or increasing the # of connections made per http request all tend to both speed up your browser response and overload the Internet with redundant traffic..

Like Tor, which as a concept opens multiple connections beyond the normal 4 or so that a default web browser setup would use, you will see the result if a Tor user is on the same connection as you are using, they will eat the whole bandwidth available and slow down all your data throughput..

Download accelerators..Linux
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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/new ... ccelerator

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/download- ... tools.html
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2007/03/t ... linux.html
http://www.blogsdna.com/1552/increase-d ... -linux.htm
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Re: Download Accelerator

Postby rockyjones on Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:56 pm

Like you, I enjoyed Orbit when running Windows. I looked around and couldn't find much for Linux that seemed to mimic Orbit until I tried the combination of "DownThemAll" along with "Linkification" plugins for Firefox. This comes as close to Orbit as I could get. The combo works fairly well for me.

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Re: Download Accelerator

Postby David Hunter on Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:44 pm

youtubedl (package manager it) is a good downloader of embedded videos - not just youtube ones.
Downloader for X is a good download manager/accelerator as well.

I find that I am no longer seeking Orbit as youtubedl and Downloader for X do pretty much what Orbit does.
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Re: Download Accelerator

Postby rekik on Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:33 am

Try multiget http://multiget.sourceforge.net/.
One of the best Download manager in linux IMHO
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