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Re: [Condor-users] wget-friendly download links?
- Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:41:42 +0530
- From: Sateesh Potturu <sateesh.potturu@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] wget-friendly download links?
I faced a similar problem due to non-availability of download links. My
download via proxy used to fail frequently midway and I had to retry so
many times. So, after reading man pages of wget the following solution
using --post-data and --referer arguments of wget worked for me.
If the transfer fails, I use "-c" option and wget continues downloading
the partially-downloaded file.
The reason why I wanted to use wget instead of browsers is it can
continue failed downloads and is better with flaky Internet connections.
I have accepted the license agreement several times during my failed
download attempts and I am providing my email and other details while
downloading with wget, so I don't think there is any violation. I am
not sure if this causes any bandwidth issues. So, I request people to
use the above solution only for flaky Internet connections and not to
stress the site. I had to look for this workaround as my downloads via
my proxy failed so many times. One particular download failed at 99% :-(
Matt England wrote on 02/18/2006 09:17 PM:
Do any Condor-software download sites provide wget-friendly (see link
below) download links? The http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/ download
mechanism I see only provides some sort of embedded download link, possibly
a Javacript thing, that I can't extract into an iternal link and feed to
all my machine for which I want to download Condor to (which may be
distributed across my geographically-dispersed grid).
Maybe this is on purpose...to save the Condor site's bandwidth, perhaps?
In the meantime I'll just scp around the files.
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