Delayed downloads possible?

Author Message
Mark32 01/25/2004 04:54 am
Hello,

I`m searching for a solution to download certain threads of a diskussion forum for offline reading. I tried several site grabbers before, but they all failed, because they are way to fast.

I need an option to slow down the downloading, so that only one single page is downloaded every few seconds. Otherwise a server-sided "flood protection" will deny any further access from my IP for hours!

Is such an delayed downloading possible with Offline Explorer (Pro)?

Many thanks for all answers in advance!

Regards
Mark
Veblin 01/25/2004 06:28 am
Options - Internet - Connection

Number of connections: 1
Delay between downloads: Enter number of seconds to delay.
Mark32 01/25/2004 07:23 am
> Options - Internet - Connection
> > Number of connections: 1
> Delay between downloads: Enter number of seconds to delay.

Thanks, Veblin, for your kind direction! I did browse through the screenshots, but must have overlooked this "Delay between downloads" option. So now I will give OEP a try!

Regards
Mark
Oleg Chernavin 01/26/2004 07:36 am
Mark,

You can also set random delay there. If you specify the delay in the following format:

5-10

Offline Explorer will randomly delay from 5 to 10 seconds after each file download. This simulates human browsing and allows to decrease load on servers significantly.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Mark32 01/29/2004 08:49 am
> > You can also set random delay there. If you specify the delay in the following format:
> > 5-10

Thanks, Oleg, that`s a real cool feature -- now OEP works well for me! :)

Regards, Mark
Oleg Chernavin 01/29/2004 08:58 am
Good!

Oleg.