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?
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.