Saturday, October 25, 2008

High speed Multi protocol Command line Download manager for ubuntu - Aria2

aria2 is a utility for downloading files in lightning speed . The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. You can utilize your maximum download bandwidth by downloading a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to.

It downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while the data downloaded from HTTP(S)/FTP is uploaded to the BitTorrent swarm. Using Metalink’s chunk checksums, aria2 automatically validates chunks of data while downloading a file like BitTorrent.

Aria2 Features

  • Command-line interface
  • Download files through HTTP(S)/FTP/BitTorrent
  • Segmented downloading
  • Metalink version 3.0 support(HTTP/FTP/BitTorrent)
  • HTTP/1.1 implementation
  • HTTP/FTP Proxy support
  • HTTP Proxy authentication support
  • Chunked transfer encoding suppor
  • Persistent Connections support
  • Download/Upload speed throttling
  • BitTorrent extensions: Fast extension, DHT, PEX, MSE/PSE, Multi-Tracker
  • Selective download in multi-file torrent/Metalink
  • Configuration file support
  • Download URls found in a text file

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