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Rich 10/16/2004 02:33 pm
Downloading file

(#1)
URL: http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/a/1/aa1bb223-d4fa-4e1e-80c4-2dc31fbb09dc/setup.exe

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.

Also downloading

(#2)
URL: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/d/9/2d96a8eb-a612-46ad-b4ed-6497a8e1f245/dotnetfx.exe

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..."

NEW DEVELOPMENT...

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?

Thanks
Rich.
Alexander 10/18/2004 06:28 am
Dear Rich,

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.
Thank you!

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff