Ticket #9679

Metalink support
Open Date: 2006-12-29 10:53 Last Update: 2006-12-29 10:53

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Metalink is an XML format used by download programs
that lists mirrors, p2p, checksums, and other metadata.
It is used by OpenOffice.org, openSUSE, and other
Linux/BSD distributions.

http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version#Metalink
http://distribution.openoffice.org/p2p/magnet.html

Here's an example:

<metalink version="3.0" xmlns="http://www.metalinker.org/">
<files>
<file name="example.ext">
<verification>
<hash type="md5">example-md5-hash</hash>
<hash type="sha1">example-sha1-hash</hash>
<signature type="pgp"/>
</verification>
<resources>
<url type="ftp" location="us"
preference="90">ftp://ftp.example1.com/example.ext</url>
<url type="ftp" location="uk"
preference="90">ftp://ftp.example2.com/example.ext</url>
<url type="http" location="us"
preference="90">http://www.example1.com/example.ext</url>
<url type="http" location="uk"
preference="90">http://www.example2.com/example.ext</url>
<url type="http" location="de"
preference="90">http://www.example3.com/example.ext</url>
<url type="bittorrent"
preference="100">http://www.ex.com/example.ext.torrent</url>
<url type="rsync"/>
<url type="magnet"/>
<url type="ed2k"/>
</resources>
</file>
</files>
</metalink>

Even if cabos can't use the mirrors, it could search
the network by SHA-1 checksum I think.

More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalink

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