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Download Accelerator

Postby m0ej0e » 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 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:44 am


Any caching proxy will work, the best known one is probably squid

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..

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Re: Download Accelerator

Postby rockyjones » 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 » 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 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:33 am

Try multiget
One of the best Download manager in linux IMHO

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