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Date:      Sun, 10 Mar 2002 22:46:00 +0100
From:      "Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg" <>
To:        David Merriman <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: ISO vs ISO
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001c1c83e$e05e2b80$0190a8c0@alpha>

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David Merriman wrote:

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>I'm trying to download the ISO images for 4.5 release, and have run
>into an 'interesting' situation.
>If I try to download 4.5-install.iso with a web browser, it shows the
>file size as 623M; if I try to download with WS_FTP, the file shows
>as being only 81M. What blindingly obvious thing am I missing that
>would explain the (apparent) discrepancy?
>I'm more inclined to believe the browser file size, and try to
>download that way; but I'm on a dialup account, and cant' get the
>whole thing in one 'session', and can't auto-resume.
>David Merriman
Several years in ISP tech support tells me that this is WS_FTP's fault.
It is a nice program that has been around for ages, and usually works 
very well. However, it has some .. issues, in lack of a better word.
Sometimes it shows the filesize wrong, sometimes it cant see certain 
files even though you know they are there, and sometimes it just does 
weird things.
Have you tried downloading the file anyway? The fact that WS_FTP shows 
the filesize to be only 81M can not change the fact that the file is a 
lot bigger, and it will probably not stop downloading just because it 
hits 81M.
Anyhow, there are hundreds of FTP clients out there, and IMO, a lot of 
them are better then WS_FTP.


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