Alright people, here is the info...
What I'm trying to download are two unofficial debian DVD disks for their Sid distro. I've got a link to download these disks and 5 mirrors. The first goes over the 4 GB threshold and therefore most/all programs will not download it if the server will tell the software what the size of the file is. I got away with downloading Fedora Core 1 DVD from an ftp server that wouldn't tell my client what the file's size was, but all my sources for this download tell my client what the size is.
Why does wget and other software only download about 300 MB? I know why --
When programmers make software, they use variables (much like in math) to store values. These variables have different types. Some store characters, some store numbers, etc. The point is that these variables have limits. For example, an "integer" can store values from *about* -32000 to 32000 or so. A "unsigned long integer" on the other hand, can store a number from 0 to 4294967295, which is 4 GB. Most programmers use this unsigned long integer to store the size of the files I'm trying to download. So what happens if I try to download a files that has size, 4609540096 bytes? Simple, overflow occurs. Basically, the computer goes from 4294967295 to zero and then starts counting up from there... so it basically does a (4609540096 - 4294967295) which equals 314572801 which is 300 MB. The download client then downloads 300 MB and quits thinking it did it's job.
There is nothing wrong with the connection. wget download the exact same number of bytes that all the other software did and quit. wget is the problem.
I'm downloading from a college LAN where I get over 1 MB per second download speed (and yes, these mirrors give me that speed).
The mirrors for this debian DVD download are as follows:
My problem is that I cannot find *any* software in windows or linux that will download that first dvd, sid-i386-1.iso. The second one will download, but not the first. I'm almost ready to go find some source code and change all the file size variables to long double.
Does anyone know of any software that will download this file? Under linux I tried wget, d4x, ftp (command line), and some other stuff I can't remember right now...