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CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/zsync

Module Name:    pkgsrc
Committed By:   agc
Date:           Sat Aug 11 15:43:13 UTC 2012

Update of /cvsroot/pkgsrc/net/zsync
In directory

Log Message:
Import zsync-0.6.2 into the packages collection.

        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.


Vendor Tag:     TNF
Release Tags:   pkgsrc-base
N pkgsrc/net/zsync/Makefile
N pkgsrc/net/zsync/DESCR
N pkgsrc/net/zsync/PLIST
N pkgsrc/net/zsync/distinfo

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