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I live in Malaysia and downloading is a real chore as it takes very long
to download something from the US . So , I was wondering , my mail
server is very fast and I receive data from it at around 2-5 KB per
second . Would it be possible to go to a website and list your name on a
form for a program and then have the host send it to you through E-Mail
. I know that this would probably require a dedicated server on the
host's part but it would probably be much faster . Or , as an
alternative , would it be possible to have a program server on our
internet service provider which is dedicated towards keeping download
programs which is sent . ( This whole idea is based on medium sized
programs - aroung 1-10 MB )

For example :

I go to Lucasarts . I want the patch for 'Xwing vs Tie Fighter' . Their
website has a form on the page . I put my name on the form and they send
it to me through their 'Program' server . Then , when I receive an
E-Mail from them saying that the program has been sent . I check my
ISP's server and they send me the program from a place which is nearer
and probably with more bandwidth . ( Something like Push technology 0

This idea has a few kinks which you may see but they could be worked out
. What do you all think ? Please give your comments or criticism towards
this idea.

Allen D.
looncai@pl.jaring.my

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1)I think that this is a very good question,and i see that you have done this. but i think that havng a dedicated server would not be a good idea as people my abuse it, and they would also have to have a second server for downloading the programs, so if the idea took on that second server would become stuck and so it would atke a very long time to get your program. 2)the reason that your mail server is uicker than the download is because you are local to your server, and each file is very small.3)You are also the only one accesing you mail at any one time. During a download many hundreds of people may be downloading the same thing at once. Therefore it takes longer.4)It may be coming through may computer from the remote web site.connect to your server, then open up a dos promt. type:TRACERT [web address]where [web address] is the web address without the http://, unless the nextit is not www(ie http://www.gexperts-exchange.com becomes www.experts-exchange.com but http://java.sun.com stays as http://java.sun.com) i hope that this is what you are looking for
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