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Wget 1.15 Supports Perfect-Forward Secrecy, MD5-SESS

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Published on 19 January 2014 09:48 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Version 1.15 of the popular GNU Wget downloading tool for HTTP, FTP, and other Internet protocols is now available. Wget 1.15 brings with it many new features.

Wget 1.15 brings features like Perfect-Forward Secrecy and MD5-SESS support, a new "--method" argument, support for longer file names, and various fixes.

The official release announcement on Wget 1.15 has yet to come down the wire but the new release can be downloaded already from their FTP server. Embedded below is a list of changes extracted from the project's NEWS file in their latest source package.
- Add support for --method.
- Add support for file names longer than MAX_FILE.
- Support FTP listing for the FTP Server on Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Fix a regression when -c and --content-disposition are used together.
- Support shorthand URLs in an input file.
- Fix -c with servers that don't specify a content-length.
- Add support for MD5-SESS
- Do not fail on non fatal GNU TLS alerts during handshake.
- Add support for --https-only. When used wget will follow only HTTPS links in recursive mode.
- Support Perfect-Forward Secrecy in --secure-protocol.
- Fix a problem with some IRI links that are not followed when contained in a HTML document.
- Support some FTP servers that return an empty list with "LIST -a".
- Specify Host with the HTTP CONNECT method.
- Use the correct HTTP method on a redirection.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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