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Re: Setup.exe: FTP Control Timeout While Choosing Packages


Naturally. Usually one opens a separate connection for each resource to be retrieved via HTTP. Only somewhat recently (using the HTTP 1.1 protocol revision) has it been possible to even try to get multiple resources via a single HTTP connection.

I agree with the work-around, and now that I've noticed the problem, I do the same.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 09:10 2002-07-11, Dario Alcocer wrote:
On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 08:27:12AM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> I've noticed that when I use an FTP mirror to download Cygwin components
> and I take too long poring over the list, clicking and selecting and
> whatnot, sometimes the FTP server will time out and close the control
> connection, and when I finally move on to the download stage, it fails
> immediately ("Download incomplete") and I'm forced (well, offered the
> option) to start over.

I've noticed this behavior too.  The work-around I use is to only download
from the HTTP mirrors; I've never seen this timeout problem with the
HTTP mirror servers I've tried.

Dario Alcocer

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