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Old January 23rd, 2002
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Default Auto search for failed downloads/more hosts

Morpheus / Kazaa has that _very_ cool feature :

When a download fails because the host disconnected, it automatically starts a search for a file with the same name/size, and resumes if it succeeds.
If no matching file is found, it delays for, say , 15 minutes and retries.

The very good point in this is, when i start a large download (600Mb+, no chance of getting it the first time), i know that once it has "seen" the file i want, it will hunt for it relentlessly, and unattended.

Hence i just leave the thing do its job, and i know that day after day it will catch the file Mb by Mb, from whichever host has it.

How nice if you happened to implement such a thing...and it doesn't seem too hard either : you already have resume, and the rest is mostly cosmetics
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