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From dIon Gillard <>
Subject Re: [httpclient] Proxy and release questions.
Date Sun, 03 Mar 2002 23:56:54 GMT
Bill Cutshall wrote:

>I just discovered Http Client about a week ago.  It's just what I need
>for a project that I'm working on.  I have a few questions, though:
>1.  In message
>Rodney intimates that that Http Client is close to being a 2.0 release.
>How close is it to being officially released?
As close as Rodney, or another committer coming up with a release plan.

>2.  Does Http Client support SOCKS proxies?  Which of the system
>properties (e.g., socks.proxyHost, socks.proxyPort) do I need to set for
>both SOCKS and non-SOCKS proxies?
Don't know for sure....can check if you don't want to scour the source.

>3.  Part of my application needs to download binary files.  I currently
>do it in a loop "read"ing bytes from a BufferedInputStream chained to a
>URLConnection's InputStream.  I tried a similar approach with
>HttpConnection's ResponseInputStream but the BufferedInputStream returns
>eof (-1) on the first read. PostMethod.getResponseBody seems to work
>fine but was slower than my current implementation.  Can anyone give me
>a good approach for binary file download?
I can't help on this one....anyone else?

>Bill Cutshall
>Carnegie Technology Education
dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting

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