Bad file downloads of instructor.pdf or student.pdf for 7.1 desktop course

Gerald Dachs ubuntu at
Fri Feb 1 09:29:22 UTC 2008

Quoting Willis Taylor <gods-servant at>:

> Gerald Dachs wrote:
>> Am Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:04:35 -0600
>> schrieb Willis Taylor <gods-servant at>:
>>> NoOp wrote:
>>>> On 01/30/2008 03:26 PM, (``-_-´´) -- Fernando wrote:
>>>>> I can open both correctly with both kpdf and evidence.
>>>>> Should I email them to you?
>>>> Two 72.5MB email attachments? I don't know of any standard ISP email
>>>> system that will allow you to do that (upload or download). But on
>>>> top of that he's on dialup... Even if you managed to get the files
>>>> attached and sent, and his ISP accepted the email, an email with
>>>> 145MB's of attachments would probably hose his email downloads for
>>>> quite some time.
>>> You're right.  On DSL it would only take 5 or 6 seconds and many of
>>> the DSL providers are a couple of gig in the email.  I went that way
>>> for photo repair distributation and it is very effective.
>> A couple of gig in ONE email, I don't believe this.
>> Gerald
> Two gig is the listed limit and I have actually received one piece of
> work that was 1.1gig.  It seems that I recall it taking about a minute
> or better to upload and send back to the originator.  And I had time to
> go get my coffee while I loaded it into my computer.  I'm sorry, I
> didn't mean to shake anyone up.  I use att dsl.

1.1gig in less than 1 minute, that would mean more than 140Mb/s. The fastest
DSL line I have heared so far has 25Mb/s and it is not symmetrically, the
upload is much slower. I am not sure, but I think VDSL is doing 40Mb/s, still
not enough. How did you connect you DSL-Modem to the computer,
the normal 100Mb/s LAN is much too slow.

Please, do me the favor and stop shouting, it hurts my eyes.


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