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Yahoo + geocities Posts

Like the BrTurbo link... there's a little bit to know what the links from Yahoo/Geocities do... or how they work...

Maybe this can be pinned here as the BrTurbo post thread is posted here as well !?

The Beginning:
you must use a downloading program like flashget. 150+ Kbps download speeds.

There is a lot of people downloading from these servers so don't be surprised if it's hard to get the files lickity split, it will take time, maybe up to 24 hours or longer.
Error 503 (Service Temporarily Unavailable, 508 (Unused) or 999 (Not Available) will be a Normal Reponse.

(Error 404 is the only response you DON'T want = File deleted)

The following are tips for downloading from Yahoo/Geocities, you will get what you want quicker and easier by following them.

A few restrictions that I've figured out by downloading from the Y/G servers:
You must only use 1 jet (splitpart) per file, each extra jet added acts like a separate file and you will have to do the IP change more often (see below).

Example:file.zip with 8 jets or split parts seems like 8 separate files to the server yet you've only downloaded 1 file (IP change range 10 to 15 files) If you don't mind changing your IP every 5 minutes then use all the jets you want, LOL but I recommend just leaving at 1 jet per file.

(Most Important)
You MUST change the Referrer on every file so it is Blank, If it isn't set correctly you will get a 403 (forbidden error).
Good luck!

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