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Got the download - error in archive!Size is 60.4 MB (63,414,796 bytes)Was using Netscape - now trying with IEScottYBTL

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Scott-Ack...Hey- if you get a second- you mind telling me what kind of download speed you were getting and at what time of day? (zulu!)

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Well, if you don't mind I'm sure you would like similar information from me. I just downloaded at 0040Z a 13 mb file at about 300 kb/sec. The file obviously didn't work.Glad I could help,Drew

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Complete fileDownloaded it 5-10 AFTER the server shutdown announcementSpeed between 85-100 kb/s (100 kb/s is my max)

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>Well, if you don't mind I'm sure you would like similar>information from me. I just downloaded at 0040Z a 13 mb file>at about 300 kb/sec. The file obviously didn't work.>>Glad I could help,>DrewI just got a 16 MB file at high speed also. Obviously, it was corrupt. What's going on?Patrick

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I think the server is just getting hammered too much, and because of that it is sending out corrupt data. That is my guess. I suppose we should hold our heads high and keep trying however. :)Drew

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Closer.. that one I just got was a 45 MB file at.. get this, 600 KB / sec!!Who needs that much bandwidth? Not me! Reduce the cap and let a few more users in. :)

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Gents-You guys that are getting currupt files:There is a difference between corrup and incomplete...Have you attempted to RESUME with a download manager?I'd be interested to see what it does...RSR

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I got the file with very good speeds at around 7 AM Zulu Sunday morning. I'm not sure exactly how fast I got it because I was using a custom perl script that I wrote to retrieve it, and I didn't add any timing code to it. The script would try the link, then sleep for 5 seconds if it received the 403.9 error, and try again. I started it running and walked away, came back in about 20 minutes, and it had failed about 30 times, then finally succeeded. I don't think it took more than a few minutes to download once it started.

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Hey Ross, Would you mind sending me that script? LOL Troy Stevens

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Do you know perl, and know how to install perl modules? If so, I'll send you the script and instructions on which add-on modules it requires (just one) and how to edit it for your customer ID and password.PMDG folks, if you don't want me to give out this script, please let me know! I've only sent it to one person so far. Most people don't have perl or the required modules to run it anyway.What it does is enter an endless loop, attempting to download the .ZIP file. If it gets either the 403.9 or 500 error, it sleeps for 5 seconds then tries again. If it succeeds, it saves the file to disk and exits.I don't see any reason why you wouldn't want me to give out this script since all it really does is emulate the constant refreshing that other people do in their browser, but please let me know if you don't want me sending it out and I will of course comply.

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Ross,Thanks for the reply. I dont know perl or how to install the modules, so I guess i'll be stuck with the old-fashioned, traditional, refresh button. :) Thanks,Troy Stevens

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Would you please send it to me when you get a chance? Thanks!Dave*Sent you a pm

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hi,Add me to the list of people getting corrupt files, Ive downloaded the file 8 times since yesterday and have been getting 10mb files 30mb files 52mb files 20mb 25mb 55mb 33mb 62mb files all either incomplete or corrupt.Andrew

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Hi folks ... I've gotten several requests for the script already, some from people that don't know Perl and thus can't use the script without more handholding than I'm willing to provide ... I should have kept my mouth shut about it! :) I will only send the script to people that demonstrate the required knowledge to get it running, which is how to edit Perl code and how to install the required Perl modules. I simply don't have the time to walk everyone through it. I really wish I could, but I have too much work to get off of my plate so I can spend time with the new 737! :)So, send me a private message if you want the script and have moderate Perl experience.

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