Bug 129546 - continued downloads with timestamping
continued downloads with timestamping
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wget (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2004-08-10 06:02 EDT by vvs
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-01 09:48:43 EST
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Description vvs 2004-08-10 06:02:28 EDT
Description of problem:

When using continued download with timestamping enabled (e.g. -cN
options to wget), wget will use "Range" header with HEAD method, while
it really should not.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget http://www.redhat.com/
2. Run some sniffer (e.g. Ethereal)
3. wget -cN http://www.redhat.com/
Actual results:

HEAD with "Range" header set.

Expected results:

HEAD without "Range", then GET with "Range" if needed.

Additional info:

Not all HTTP servers out there support HEAD with "Range" resulting in
failed continued download if you do it manually later. wget would
complain that it's refusing to truncate existing file, while if it was
automatically retried download, it would succeed.

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