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Tedious Download Process - Can't it be Improved?
Last post Sat, Jun 14 2008 by mech289, 4 replies.
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Posted on Thu, May 29 2008 18:37
by Ken Elias
Joined on Sat, Oct 14 2006, Three Rivers, CA, Posts 25

Downloading all the cab files for Special Edition PLUS Strings.. Files get 80% complete, and then just stall.  It seems to happen every day.. Then there are times when the files download just fine, like at 2am (I'm in G minus-8 timezone)..

The really annoying thing is that when the file is 80% complete and then dies, you can't just restart it.. Well, isn't that kind of old-fashioned? Most downloads in this day and age have figured out how to resume..

At the rate I'm going, it will take three days to get all the files downloaded.. Just seems kind of stupid..

Any thoughts?

Posted on Sun, Jun 01 2008 14:37
by cm
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, vienna, Posts 9094

i had a look into the route from you to us (resp the other direction) and it seems sbcglobal has some router issues, especially with the one in richardson, TX has a packet loss up to 30%, which is usually a sign of heavy overload ... sorry, there's nothing we could do at the moment.

from our logs i can see your best download speed is ~ 70 KB/sec, but several are significantly lower and your IP is dynamically changing.


however paul sent you a note about an alternate method ...


and remember: a CRAY is the only computer that runs an endless loop in just four hours ...
Posted on Sun, Jun 08 2008 08:25
by Nick Batzdorf
Joined on Tue, Apr 29 2003, Los Angeles, Posts 2546
FWIW when I download videos, etc. from VSL (the videos are very helpful, by the way) the speed is usually 45k/sec or so. It's not just in Bumsen, CA, it's also in Los Angeles.

But I think you can resume downloads in most browsers.
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Posted on Sat, Jun 14 2008 16:02
by mech289
Joined on Sat, Mar 05 2005, Ft. Lauderdale, Posts 109

I am downloading the woodwinds now. And so far no problems. I can get two files downloading at a fairly nice speed. It is time consuming somewhat. But no complaints....

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