limitations of

Kalpa Welivitigoda callkalpa at
Thu Nov 10 16:39:22 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:
> 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.

I thought to this, whether wget supports retrieving specified blocks
of files. But I couldn't find a proper arguments to test that.

Best Regards,

Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda

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