View Full Version : new feature - Remotely Download....
2nd June 2001, 13:49
I want to be able to do download from web or ftp server.
File /REMOTE "http:\\www.fileserver.com\upgrade.exe" filesize
File /REMOTE "ftp:\\userid : firstname.lastname@example.org\upgrade.exe" filesize
File /REMOTE "ftp:\\ftpserver.net\upgrade.exe" filesize
File /REMOTE [file location address] [filesize]
Installer has remote file address only.
What about this feature?
Koen van de Sande
2nd June 2001, 19:03
Edgewize wrote an utility to check for updates from the web (very small), but why would you want such a feature?
Why can't you include those files in your download?
Or are they add-on components?
Can't you execute those links through Windows shell?
2nd June 2001, 20:47
If you need the very latest version of a file, simply ShellExec a web URL from your script. Update that web page if there is a new version, and users will see it.
You do not want to have a remote-fetch installer. Web-based setup is a Very Bad Thing (tm).
-- What if the user has to pay per-minute internet access charges (in other words, all of Europe)?
-- What if the user has a computer with no net access?
-- What if you exceed your download limit from your web or ftp server?
-- What if someone extracts the name and password from your URL?
-- What if another site wants to mirror your files?
-- What if your download site goes down or changes address?
Microsoft can get away with it because they have a deal with Conexant to provite unlimited bandwidth and guaranteed uptime. You probably do not have a deal with a major internet backbone provider.
BTW, URLs use *forward* slashes: "http://www.blah.com/path/file.ext"
Back-slashes only work in Microsoft products because Microsoft is trying to make everyone use their retarded back-slash convention for filenames.
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