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It's 2010. Why the hell doesn't every server support resume? (self.programming)
submitted 7 years ago by [deleted]
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?
[–]kylev 2 points3 points4 points 7 years ago (5 children)
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.
[–]ritontor 6 points7 points8 points 7 years ago (1 child)
You know what I hate? When the first post is concise, useful and factually correct. The fun ends so quickly.
[–]mazenharake -2 points-1 points0 points 7 years ago (0 children)
You know what I hate? When the second post is boring, non-useful and and has no jokes. The fun ends so quickly.
[–]zoomzoom83 1 point2 points3 points 7 years ago (2 children)
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.
[–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 7 years ago (1 child)
It's 2010. Why the hell doesn't FireFox properly support resume?
[–]zoomzoom83 0 points1 point2 points 7 years ago (0 children)
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.
[–]green_beet 0 points1 point2 points 7 years ago (4 children)
Why in this day and age does it take you 2 hours to download firefox?
[–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 7 years ago (3 children)
I wasn't downloading FireFox, LOL.
[–]mrsanchez -1 points0 points1 point 7 years ago (2 children)
Regardless, you should get a 'modern' internet connection and/or use something other than http.
[–]zoomzoom83 0 points1 point2 points 7 years ago (1 child)
What makes you think they weren't using a modern internet connection?
Also, http is perfectly fine for downloading large files
[–]green_beet -1 points0 points1 point 7 years ago (0 children)
[–]mahmoudimus 0 points1 point2 points 7 years ago (1 child)
DownThemAll can properly resume and is a download accelerator. I highly recommend it.
[–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 7 years ago (0 children)
I have it... I just don't always use it. I guess I should start.
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