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Use a standalone download management tool
Authored by: claudio on Jul 31, '06 11:56:40AM
This tool will most likely work in tandem with Apples' dashboard advisory technology. By now it is unclear how it works exactly. But if you open the VerifiedDownloadAgent in a text editor (e.g. TextEdit) there appears Apple Computer, Inc.10U Dashboard10U Dashboard CA0 at least two times in clear text which hints at the Dashboard.

Other things in clear text give a hint that a secure download will need a ticket to get downloaded NSMutableDataNSURLConnection_secureDownload_ticketDownloadConnection_ticketResponse_ticketRequest_ticketData_downloadURLs_ticketDownloaded

The VerifiedDownloadAgent is also known as SDA (SecureDownloadAgent) so watch out for the abbreviation "sda" or "SDA" in the future. For now, I guess Apple cannot release this technology because of issues regarding the Intel version. At the moment VDA/SDA is a PPC-only application, not a universal binary. Let's wait for the WWDC keynote and the release of 10.4.8 (which will probably be released shortly after the keynote or the WWDC).

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- claudio

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Use a standalone download management tool
Authored by: euskir on Jul 31, '06 12:21:45PM

So, It's a good application to download complete web pages?



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Use a standalone download management tool
Authored by: magnamous on Aug 02, '06 02:23:40PM

I just tried it. It doesn't seem to work that way. : (



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Use a standalone download management tool
Authored by: Superboy on Jul 31, '06 04:02:00PM

Yea, I saw that too. That could be interesting, maybe Apple's making some system whereby people can purchase a ticket from the Apple Store to download software, and use the ticket with VerifiedDownloadAgent to download the software they've purchased. Or something like that anyway. :)



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