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    Problems when downloading "big" files

    I am inside the lancs ngfl and recently when ive tried to download a relatively large file ~500MB it will get a random percent through the download and then suddenly decide that the connection to the server has been reset. at first i thought it was a dodgey mirror, but after trying a few mirrors it repetedly comes up with exactly the same problem.

    Is there something new in Lancsngfl proxy that is causing this?

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    This definatley appears to be a size or duration thing. Using the pause feature in firefox ive been pausing every 10% of a 500MB File and it seems to be working, re-creating the connection every time i resume

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    we use a download client for big files such as flashget as the bgfl connection we get has a mind of its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    I am inside the lancs ngfl and recently when ive tried to download a relatively large file ~500MB it will get a random percent through the download and then suddenly decide that the connection to the server has been reset. at first i thought it was a dodgey mirror, but after trying a few mirrors it repetedly comes up with exactly the same problem.

    Is there something new in Lancsngfl proxy that is causing this?
    I get this in Pembrokeshire - no matter what size the file is once it gets over a certain threshold - of say 10mb for example - it seems to time out at 75% or so

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    I get this in brum. The BGFL cut downloads if they are slowing their bandwith too much. I think mirrorservice.org is not filtered so you could try that. It depends what you are trying to download.

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