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Posted byu/[deleted]8 years ago
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It's 2010. Why the hell doesn't every server support resume?

FireFox just crashed with 2 minutes to go on a 2 hour download. Restart and the entire download starts over from byte zero. Why, in this day and age, don't downloads properly resume?

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5 points · 8 years ago

If FireFox crashed, the loss of state information was likely on your side. FireFox may not know what range of bytes is safe to ask for.

level 2

You know what I hate? When the first post is concise, useful and factually correct. The fun ends so quickly.

level 3

You know what I hate? When the second post is boring, non-useful and and has no jokes. The fun ends so quickly.

level 2

This is correct. Firefox very rarely manages to resume a download properly.

Try using a download accelerator, or even wget. These tend to handle the situation a bit better.

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[deleted]
0 points · 8 years ago

It's 2010. Why the hell doesn't FireFox properly support resume?

FTFM. :-)

level 4

No browser seems to handle resume properly. I have no idea why, since I've been using reliable download managers for at least 15 years.

level 1

Why in this day and age does it take you 2 hours to download firefox?

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[deleted]
0 points · 8 years ago

I wasn't downloading FireFox, LOL.

level 3

Regardless, you should get a 'modern' internet connection and/or use something other than http.

level 4

What makes you think they weren't using a modern internet connection?

Also, http is perfectly fine for downloading large files

level 5

Apparently not.

level 1

DownThemAll can properly resume and is a download accelerator. I highly recommend it.

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[deleted]
0 points · 8 years ago

I have it... I just don't always use it. I guess I should start.

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