Using only 1 thread
|Rich||10/16/2004 02:33 pm|
Progress initially connects HTTP0: and starts download. Other threads (1-6) attempt connection, but fail and eventually timeout all together.
Just downloaded DE today, so it is the latest version.
at the same time and it has been working just fine. I started with the default 7 threads, then went in (while it was going) and bumped it to 10 (to see what would happen) ... it added the 3 threads and they took off and started helping with the download.
In the meantime, download #1 started failing on HTTP0 and never got reconnected. My connection (Dial-up, 50k) picked this time to drop. In download #2, all thread failed, then picked up again when the connection was re-started. Download #1, attempted to restart all threads, but failed. I paused download #1 (HTTP0 never got reconnected) and will wait for #2 to finish ....
... hold on a minute ... let me try something ....
... ok. it did not help. I went into #2 and reduced the thread count to 6. #2 responded well, aborting threads 6,7,8 & 9, but still plugging away with the rest. #1 still failing ....
(SIDE NOTE -- horizontal scroll bar does not show up in progress window unless the vertical bar is also needed. So, I cannot see full message of #1 because it does not have a horizontal scroll bar)
... just upped the thread count in #1, but the progress list did not change. No addtional threads like in #2 ... I was hoping to get the scroll bars so I could report the full message.
What I see is ...
"HTTP#: Host download.microsoft.com connected. Waiting for http://dow..."
I exited the application, choosing to restart through the link. This I did. It is now progressing properly, but with only 7 threads (the connection value is still set at 10) All threads are connected and progressing.
I will monitor and report any other issues I may see ...
Other than this one item... very nice product.
I have not seen a response or addressing of the issue related to Denial Of Service if a large number of threads are used. Any comments?
|Alexander||10/18/2004 06:28 am|
Thank you for writing us.
Your download problems may be caused by your Internet channel or Microsoft server problems.
This is confirmed by the following download.
> (SIDE NOTE -- horizontal scroll bar does not show up in progress window unless the
> vertical bar is also needed. So, I cannot see full message of #1 because it does not
> have a horizontal scroll bar)
Yes, thank you. We will add this to the future versions of Download Express.
> I have not seen a response or addressing of the issue related to Denial Of Service if
> a large number of threads are used. Any comments?
You can read the answer in the corresponding topic.