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Old 06-29-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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Suse 11 just kept redownloading with KGET.

Does anyone know of a way to find out how much a person or anyone has downloaded in bytes or KB's etc say in last 24hrs etc.
Example is I decided to download Suse 11 this morning before I went to bed using KGET & found when I got up it had restarted the download again & when I stopped or paused to see if I had a full .iso of Suse 11 sitting in my folder that it had only 30mb in it & I think that by the time I had found out this problem that it may have downloaded suse 11 3 or 4 times at over 4000mb a download & I only have a quota from my internet provider that lets me download so many GigaBytes a month , that I want to find out ASP so I know whether its safe to try downloading Suse 11 again.
Also the main reason as well is my Internet provider doesnt update my download statistics for like a day or 2 later which means I may not find out what damage its done till tomorrow or later. I also tried ringing them & it was same answer.

So is there some log or file etc that could tell me what I have downloaded lately
I also just downloaded KNEMO but its to late.
Thanks anyone
Old 06-30-2008, 12:35 AM   #2
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It may not be too late to tell with knemo. I installed it and did a quick and simple speed test. When I looked at the bytes received it read 2.2GB. There's no way that could have been caused by the speed test. Earlier however (before installing knemo), I did torrent download 2 isos they were about 850mb each in size. You could also take a look at your /home/<username>/.kde/share/apps/kget/transfers.kgt file in kwrite. It should list what has been downloaded along with the size.

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Old 06-30-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Are you sure it says GB on not just bytes as mine says after just doing a speedtest as you stated - 35.2mb.
I know Kget had done multiple downloads of Suse as I watched its speed of over 500kb per second before & after I went to Bed..

Also I tried the file you suggested earlier & all it tells me is this. Hard to Understand as in I dont think it states how many times it redownloaded.



Thanks for at least giving me some Hope
Any ideas could help.
Thanks AnyOne

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Old 06-30-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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Its OK , I only have Maybe another 12 to 15 Long hours to wait for my Internet Provider to update my Usage so I can see the Damage.
It turned out the reason it seemed for Kget Redownloading the DVD of Suse multiple times is , I was trying to get it to Download to a Folder on one of my Large USB HD which is formated with Fat32 which I found out recently that Fat32 only lets you add files no larger than 4gb at a time & if you try to add or transfer a file larger than 4gb then it will stop with an error saying it could not finish adding the whole file.
And Suse DVD is around 4.3gb. So it was not able to add all of download to the Disk I nominated & would just restart again after reaching around 4gb.
I thought I would add this so noone else falls for same thing.
Old 06-30-2008, 04:41 PM   #5
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If you did not restart your machine or your network-interface then you can see the amount of traffic which has gone through that interface by using the command:
/sbin/ifconfig if not as root
If you have a firewall as most users do - it can tell you too:
iptables -nvL
this one only as root...
it is in the second row


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