Restart F-13 download?

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at
Thu Jun 17 08:26:30 UTC 2010

On 17/06/10 04:06, Kam Leo wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Gene Heskett<gene.heskett at>  wrote:
>> On Wednesday 16 June 2010, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>>     I downloaded about 600 megs of Fedora-13-i386-DVD.iso starting from
>>>  and a thunderstorm came
>>>     along and blocked my path to the satellite. A message popped up
>>>     indicating the download was finished. Of course it should be 3.1 gigs!
>>>     Is there any way to get that download restarted? When I start over
>>>     it does exactly that and starts downloading 3.1 gb again. My
>>>     bandwidth is limited and I hate to waste it! I suspect there is no
>>>     way to recover but I'm asking to be sure.
>>>     Bob
>> One of the advantages of using a torrent.  It gets checked for completeness
>> every time you restart the torrent client, so even on a noisy telco line, it
>> will eventually get you a good copy.  Torrents check the file 64k by 64k,
>> and if the 64k's checksum fails, it goes and gets it again.  The problem for
>> folks on a sat link is the turn around time, so it may not ever achieve top
>> speed.  But it _will_ eventually get it, one 64k piece at a time if it has
>> to, but only if that block is missing or bad.
> Open a terminal. cd to the directory where the partial file is stored
> and run "wget -c
>   Run a checksum on the resultant file to be sure nothing got
> corrupted.
Ok, that looks like a winner! It says it is downloading the remainder of 
the file. It says about 4 hours remaining, good speed for this satellite 

I wanted to use wget to begin with but didn't find the right url right 
off and decided just to let it go from the Fedora download page.

I just tried rsync a couple of times on two different source addresses 
but it kept giving me error message:

    [root at box6 bobg]# rsync -av 
    ssh: connect to host http port 22: Connection timed out
    rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far)
    rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(601) [Receiver=3.0.7]

Likely something I was doing wrong?

Thanks all for the help. I always worry about bandwidth usage since I'm 
limited to 17 gb down/30 days and I am at 52% of that this morning after 
yesterdays failed attempt.



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