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I am new to Ubuntu and am trying to open a link in a website. The link can be opened in Windows but not in Ubuntu Lucid. Is there any restriction in Ubuntu for opening a link that may have codes and packages to install? This is the link of the site: and I need to click on "download benchmark sources".


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I clicked on download benchmark sources and got a 19.5 KiB file (.tar.bz2) downloaded. I don't there's ever been "any restriction in ubuntu for opening a link that may have codes and packages to install". – user25656 Mar 7 '13 at 6:17

No file downloads fine for me.

Assume you mean the link

Which you can see is an FTP site.

Also try the wget command


You might need to install the command

sudo apt-get install wget
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I tried the link in windows and it is working but in my ubuntu lucid I just get time out error as it is not able to open the link – Hossein Dolatabadi Mar 7 '13 at 7:27
I think there is a restriction in my system. I tried to change the repositories to allow opening the site but still got problem. How I can allow codes in my software services? – Hossein Dolatabadi Mar 7 '13 at 7:32
Check my post for another alternative command for retrieving file – Meer Borg Mar 7 '13 at 7:32
using the first one I get the same error and the process will stay in a loop of trying and getting nothing from the site. I used the second code and it says every thing is up to date and nothing changed. – Hossein Dolatabadi Mar 7 '13 at 7:50
Have you setup a firewall and prevented port 21 from being accessable? – Meer Borg Mar 7 '13 at 8:03

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