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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: http://gmplib.org/ and I need to click on "download benchmark sources".

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Also asked here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2123075

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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

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No file downloads fine for me.

Assume you mean the link ftp://ftp.gmplib.org/pub/misc/gmpbench-0.2.tar.bz2

Which you can see is an FTP site.

Also try the wget command

wget ftp://ftp.gmplib.org/pub/misc/gmpbench-0.2.tar.bz2

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
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Have you setup a firewall and prevented port 21 from being accessable? –  Meer Borg Mar 7 '13 at 8:03

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