ZDMG articles downloadable as single files [Download Manager]

Sat Aug 22 23:46:44 UTC 2009

On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 06:28:13PM -0400, Dan Lusthaus wrote:

> I believe the problem is not related to versions of Adobe, since I am 
> even able to read them in Adobe 6. The problem is the slow server speed 
> feedling the pdfs. The first few articles I tried to download also were 
> broken and unreadable.
> To test whether that is case, look at the size (in k or MBs) of the file 
> you are trying to download, and then look at the size of what you have  
> downloaded. If the one on your computer is smaller, you've downloaded an  
> incomplete file which won't open.
> The server is sending them at such a slow rate, that downloads terminate, 
> without warning or error message, prematurely. That can only be cured by  
> faster server speed on the ZDMG end.

If the Halle servers are indeed suffering from inadequate bandwidth
&c. then it might help to use a dedicated download manager rather than
one's web browser to get hold of the material. I've found Sun
Microsystems' `Download Manager' useful (it can also automatically
unzip archives after the download):

 Sun Download Manager 2.0 :: Download

This application is free and runs on any system with Java installed on
it. Reasonably exhaustive instructions are available here:

 Sun Download Manager 2.0 :: Help

Kind regards,


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