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#1 StaticExtasy

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:30 AM

Just a quick question to anyone who can answer.

 

Do the download links for files change or are they static? I'd like to make an automated downloader/updater using C# for software that i use. BleepingComputer being a highly recommended site which I probably use on a daily basis is a reliable source for its downloads.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 12:49 PM

The download links are not static. To make a tool like you want, you would have to parse the HTML to extract the link at runtime.

Please be aware, that you should only mirror our tools once a day and preferably only when they are changed. Too many repeat downloads from the same IP could lead to that IP being banned due to bandwidth abuse.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:04 PM

The download links are not static. To make a tool like you want, you would have to parse the HTML to extract the link at runtime.

Please be aware, that you should only mirror our tools once a day and preferably only when they are changed. Too many repeat downloads from the same IP could lead to that IP being banned due to bandwidth abuse.

 

Good information, Thanks. 

 

I was going more of the lines as an update downloader. Check if there is a new version and then pull the download if there is a new version. I would of course have to manage the versioning myself, which in turn makes this updater for myself useless since I would have to manually check for new versions of the downloads. But such a tool would be great for others.  


Edited by StaticExtasy, 27 October 2014 - 03:07 PM.





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