i always use getright on windows to download almost everything. one of its greatest feature is that it can search and share url links on filemirrors.com.
another one is that it can download from bittorrent, http, ftp and https.
i cant find any other apps (in windows or linux) that have both these features.
in linux, aria2 come quite close.
i’ve been using aria2 for few months. it have support the great metalink protocol.
with metalink, there’ll be (almost) no single point of failure.
unless, all the servers down at the same time…
with metalink, you dont need to search for mirrors anymore.
all mirrors links is listed in the metalink xml file. including bittorrent and/or any other p2p links.
too bad, not much apps (yet) that support metalink.
and not one apps yet that support download from multiple p2p and ftp/http at once.
the closest ones are:
shareaza can download from multiple p2p, but not from http/ftp.
getright can download from bittorrent, ftp, http, https. but not from other p2p.
hope shareaza can put http/ftp/https download and metalink feature into their apps to build one killer download manager.