Solved

Downloading .gz from FreeBSD server

Posted on 1998-01-30
3
236 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
The server where my web site lives runs FreeBSD (don't know version info but I think its current). Heres the problem: Files on my web site with .gz extensions download corrupted. I have checked the file on the server thru telnet and it isn't corrupted there. Now, before you say its my client, I can successfully download files with this same extension from numerous other sites, both http and ftp.

Also strange is that on my site when I click on the link to download I get a screen of binary garbage on my browser, if I shift/click I get the download but its corrupted. On other sites, downloading identical files, I just click and the download comes through perfectly. I've tried 3 different browsers, same results, works on others, not on mine. For this reason I think the server is the culprit. I have asked the server admin but he doesn't know what it could be. Can anyone point us in the right direction?
0
Comment
Question by:capttom
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jlms
ID: 1583109
Did you try to use an ftp command?
0
 

Author Comment

by:capttom
ID: 1583110
My server doesn't have anonymous FTP space that I can use. I don't know how to ftp straight from the same directory. For instance: http://www.dragondata.com/~storm/files/flud501e-oc_tcl.tar.gz
What would the ftp be? I've tried simply replacing http with ftp, get "file not found"
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
mlev earned 100 total points
ID: 1583111
Your server probably sends the file as text/plain.
Check your httpd's configuration files (srm.conf if it's Appache) and make sure it contains something like "AddEncoding x-gzip gz".

As for FTP, again check the configuration files for a line like "UserDir". If it says e.g. public_html, then you have to use
ftp://www.dragondata.com/~storm/public_html/flud501e-oc_tcl.tar.gz

0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
X2 to x0 on sonicwall tz200 1 46
Configuring NAT in ASA ver. 9.1 4 43
IP Jumping 6 64
Downloaded Intel Graphic Drivers now all screen views are distorted. 17 72
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question