I guess it would make sense if your own bandwidth is bigger then the mirror's...
2011/3/28 Cédric Girard email@example.com
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Oon-Ee Ng firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you have 10 files to download, powerpill allows for 1 file from mirror A, another from mirror B, and chunks of that large 68MB file from mirrors C, D, and E at the same time.
With the other solutions, you'd still wait for file 1 to finish downloading before downloading file 2.
I understand this as being more flexible. But bandwith-wise, I do not see why the Powerpill solution is more efficient. Or maybe this come useful only when downloading small files where file content transfert itself is negligible compared to connection opening and other protocol handling...
-- Cédric Girard