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Old 01-19-2006, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default Mirrored, downloads? What is it or what does it mean??!!

Hi hi *waves*

This is bugging me, im feeling really geekish today *snorts* hehe
Maybe coz i was watching a geeky movie and thinking "ah thats so hot wish i could program and all "
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What does "Mirrored" or "Mirroring" mean, not sure if thats the correct spelling or way to put it, does it have something to do with a download or something, like a copy...coz i still dont get it... gaggh!##!!!

Please help to a simple question.. im sure!

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Old 01-19-2006, 07:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Mirrored, downloads? What is it or what does it mean??!!

A mirrior is the server that it downloads from
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:39 AM   #3
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Yeah basically for instance, a site might not have enough bandwidth to download a file from, but will have a link to the file on another server around the world which has more bandwidth (sometimes many, i.e different country destinations)
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: Mirrored, downloads? What is it or what does it mean??!!

A mirror is when the download is hosted on another server from the main site
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A mirror is when the download is hosted on another server from the main site
I'm pretty sure that's right, since it's David and all hehehe.
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: Mirrored, downloads? What is it or what does it mean??!!

So in other words its also redirecting people(also like the traffic) yea?

Ok then, thanks guys

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Old 01-20-2006, 07:07 AM   #7
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A mirror does exactly what it says on the tin...


it mirrors, it holds an exact copy of the orignila file and allows downloading jobs to be outsourced to another server to save bandwidth...

also people using decent download clients, (like getright) can select main sources and mirrors in order to download a file faster.
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Yeah! thats it what im also meaning and that, Getright, my bro showed me it and i d/l it and i fully get it, but now i do thank you!

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A mirror does exactly what it says on the tin...

it mirrors, it holds an exact copy of the orignila file and allows downloading jobs to be outsourced to another server to save bandwidth...
Tin...
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Default Re: Mirrored, downloads? What is it or what does it mean??!!

Also if you have a application like Download Accelerator it gets many mirrors of the software and downloads even quicker.



Root i might be %30 correct there, I know what im trying to say but its not coming out right, please can you correct me and say it technicaly correct.
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Yeah i think i get ya, that "Download Accelerator"..i think..doesnt it come with it tho?

Also is Getright illegal? Like limewire, bearshare and torrents etc?

hang on isnt there Flashget...oh g0d im getting all confuzled now :s
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