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Old 09-16-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
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corruption issue, please HELP

I'm using RH9 on an internal sever, not really doing much in the way of tasks and not heavily used. I seem to be having issues with downloading files, either tar.gz or rpms or bin files, they get corrupted somehow.

I usually use wget to get files onto the server, but I have moved files via ftp as well. And this problem seems to happen each and every time for bin files, and only occasionally for tar files.

I can use any help, any thoughts on how to tackle this problem. I'm pretty new to RH9 and Linux, but not totally so you might have to spell something out.

Old 09-17-2003, 08:48 AM   #2
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This was very common in early internet days, as FTP by default used 7 bit mode for transferring text, and you had to explicitly put it in binary mode for binary files (which of course you mostly forgot to do the first time).

But I can't believe both wget and ftp could be the culprits. Are there any firewalls/gateways upstream which could have been configured to strip the eighth bit - stopping people looking at pictures on the web maybe

Can you run a webserver? - if so you could wget from yourself and see if that works. Or can you swap the server for another machine and try that?
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There is a firewall that is inbetween, which I maintain, but it is default setup no blocking of any sort. I kinda think it could be the network card config or something on the HD that could befouling my downloads.
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Problem solved. Faulty IDE controller. New one installed and now it works fine.



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