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Sniffing the Direct Download (No pharting allowed!)
« on: March 30, 2013, 11:03:50 AM »
I need to have some of you who are having download issues run some type of a sniffer to see what is going on.  It is random and very difficult to trace from my end

It makes no sense...

You asked for it....

I ran tcpdump, filtering on mine and the download hosts ip addresses.  Plopped the output into wireshark and it does look like some kind of timeout is occurring.  Sniffed four download attempts.  Each failed somewhere between 70 and 90 mb.  Right before failing, the download host sends a "FIN,PSH,ACK" packet.  Also noticed the download host sending quite a few "Dup ACK" packets at random intervals.

I have saved the capture file from the last attempt (~90mb), if you want it VastOne.  If you do want it, just let me know how best to send it to you.


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Re: Sniffing the Direct Download (No pharting allowed!)
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 02:33:07 PM »
Great work tlinsley, I really appreciate this...  8)

If you have Gmail/Google Drive or Dropbox dump that file to there and let me know it's url

Thanks!  ;D
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