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CHAPTER 34Creating a Download Manager in Java

Have you ever had an Internet download interrupted, putting you back at square one? If you have ever connected to the Internet with a dialup connection, it’s very likely that you’ve run into this all too common nuisance. Everything from call-waiting disconnects to computer crashes can leave a download dead in its tracks. However, even with a high-speed connection, transmission disruptions can still occur. To say the least, restarting a download from scratch over and over can be a very time-consuming and frustrating experience.

A sometimes overlooked fact is that many interrupted downloads can be resumed. This allows you to recommence downloading from the point at which a download terminates instead ...

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