zsync - Optimising file distribution program, a 1-to-many rsync

Property Value
Distribution NetBSD 8.0
Repository NetBSD i386
Package name zsync
Package version 0.6.2
Package architecture i386
Package type tgz
Package license artistic-2.0
Installed size 184.24 KB
Download size 67.12 KB
Official Mirror ftp.netbsd.org
zsync is a file transfer program.  It allows you to download a file
from a remote server, where you have a copy of an older version of the
file on your computer already.  zsync downloads only the new parts of
the file.  It uses the same algorithm as rsync.  However, zsync is
designed for file distribution, with one file on a server to be
distributed to thousands of downloaders.  zsync requires no special
server software - just a web server to host the files - and imposes no
extra load on the server, making it ideal for large scale file
Client-side rsync - zsync runs on the client side, thus
avoiding the high server load associated with rsync.
Rsync over HTTP - zsync provides transfers that are nearly as
efficient as rsync -z or cvsup, without the need to run a
special server application.  All that is needed is an
HTTP/1.1-compliant web server, so it works through firewalls
and on shared hosting accounts.
Handling for compressed files - rsync is ineffective on
compressed files, unless they are compressed with a patched
version of gzip.  zsync has special handling for gzipped
files, which enables update transfers of files which are
distributed in compressed form.
Homepage: http://zsync.moria.org.uk/index
Categories: net


Package Version Architecture Repository
zsync-0.6.2.tgz 0.6.2 amd64 NetBSD
zsync - - -


Type URL
Binary Package zsync-0.6.2.tgz
Source Package zsync

Install Howto

Install zsync tgz package:

# pkg_add zsync

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