limitations of

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Thu Nov 10 15:29:53 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 12:39:17 +0530,
  Kalpa Welivitigoda <callkalpa at> wrote:
> nope, it doesn't download till 50MB. Since the file is more than 50MB,
> it terminates the download at the very beginning. If the file is less
> than 50MB only, it gets downloaded.

They'd have to implement some sort of deep packet inspection to know
this. Do they force https through a proxy? If not, what ever is doing this
should be able to see the http headers telling what the size is. That might
let you download stuff until the 50MB limit.

Another approach would be to use range headers in wget to retrieve blocks
of the ISO in chunks smaller the 50MB.

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