safari download time limit?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by edi.ah, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. edi.ah macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008
    its there a download time limit in safari? im trying to download a 5gb/24 hours download ( 512mb D:), but after 12 hours the download crash, its a server limitation? or safari limitation?

    once in a while i cancel de DL and resume later...
    what aobut firefox ???

  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    My guess would be that the server is throwing you out after a certain time limit.

    You might want to try downloading with cURL. It will give you more info about what's going on, and there's no time limit by default. It will also resume the transfer if you give it the '-C -' option.

    open the terminal and type

    curl -v -O -C -
    Replace the URL with the one you want to download.
  3. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    FTR, Safari has no time-limiting feature or capability. That'll be on your ISP or the serving site.
  4. edi.ah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2008

    thanks for your responses, in the mid time i used SPEED DOWNLOAD to download the app, it was cancelled after 12 hours (i think its a 12 hours time limit in the server), but speed download gaves me the ability to continue where it remain, so reset safari (clear cookies) and then resume the download, thanks again for your help, I'll keep it mind the next time,
    thanks and sorry formy crapy english :p

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