From: Kevin Dobey (kevin.dobey at domain trintech.com)
Date: Thu 02 Sep 1999 - 18:00:58 IST
This is a complete shot in the dark but is it possible that your
firewall/router/provider is messing up your download when it hits a certain
what i mean is if it's always failing at a certain file it could it be
possible that your reaching a certain size i.e. 50 megs or something.
Try kick of a long download and see if this also fails when it hits the same
number of bytes as your RH download ?
Don't some routers allow accounting of some sort where you can limit the
throught put to a certain mask/ip.
As i say i ain't got a clue about this stuff !
Just my half cent worth !
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Mc Donald [mailto:johnmcd at domain cs.may.ie]
> Sent: 01 September 1999 16:40
> To: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: [ILUG] [Kinda OT] Bizare behaviour from ftp
> I have been trying to get a local installation of the RH6.0 CD on a
> in our department. I have tried to do this off of a number of sites on
> the net
> and from a number of machines inside our network with a consistent
> The problem is that every time I try to download
> the connection stalls and eventually times out(!?!). I have
> had similar
> problems before when downloading other versions of Linux, but always
> managed to get around it by going to a site that will tar and gzip the
> structure into one file.
> Now, in actual fact I don't want howto-korean but I would
> like to try to
> to the bottom of this problem. The reasons for this are
> 1. I want to mirror RH Linux but cant if the mirror software keeps
> timing out
> when it gets to this file, and,
> 2. Because its pissing me off!
> I am no network expert but it seems to me that something is happening
> in our network because the problem occurs whether I try it from a Unix
> Windows box.
> Does anybody out there have any remotest idea what could be
> causing this
> John Mc Donald,
> Dept. of Computer Science,
> National University of Ireland,
> Co. Kildare,
> Email : johnmcd at domain cs.may.ie
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