Description of problem:
I have been trying to download FC2core from several of the listed
mirrors. Mozilla download says that it is 'Finished' and the file has
a certain size. When I do 'ls -l FC2*, I find that the size of the
downloaded file is not the size of the 'Finished' line in the download
Also, there does not seem to be a way to pick up where a file is
left off - in Mozilla download. Maybe I need to click around a bit
more in the Help files.
Also, using command line wget ... doesn't do too much better -
sessions slow down, and then they don't resume for hours (if at all).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Download of FC2core components recently released. Using up-to-date
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on file to download
2. Watch download status viewer
3. Compare size shown in viewer when 'finished' with 'ls -l' size of file
I hope that one of the requests of mirror sites is that they collect
statistics on downloads of FC2. These statistics could then be
gathered in a central place, along with the specifications of the
mirror sites themselves - bit pipe capacity, memory of server(s),
software used by server etc. Some analysis might find useful information.
Downloading of Fedora (or any other desirable time sensitive chunk
of data) offers an opportunity to test server software. If
Linux/Mozilla whatever.., is touted as good software to use under high
load conditions, it needs to be tested and debugged under high load
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
The problem carried over to FC3 and FC4.
The newest update scheme in FC5 seems to work better.
I don't know whether mirror optimization is included or not.
Closing since "FC5 seems to work better," and FC4 and earlier are Fedora Legacy.
(security only). (Note that yum does do some mirror optimization, and
bittorrent is preferred for ISOs now)