Errors downloading this evening

Clive roadcone at
Fri Jul 15 17:35:30 EDT 2011

On 15/07/2011 21:59, Christopher Woods (CustomMade) wrote:
>>> What ISPs are all of you customers of?
>> [various replies]
> Hmm, so quite a disparity.
> What might be useful, if someone encounters a problematic download, would be
> to fire up a command prompt and manually attempt to download the file - that
> way the download server chosen can be identified and a traceroute and pings
> can be run against it to determine whether there's a particular CDN at fault
> (IIRC the BBC use three; Akamai, LimeLight and Level3) or whether there's
> some intermittent routing problems at LINX.
I always use the Windows command prompt to do my d/l. If you give me the 
command to check out the server I'll give it a go (though this evening, 
things are much back to normal with the occasional slooowww d/l which 
times out).

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