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I've got the following issue - the wget command downloads only 5bytes of files on the remote server I need to access.

I know, that the files have 5MB and 1.3MB, so why after wget'ing them i receive only 5b empty files?


root@app:# wget -c -v XXX.X.X.XXX:139/dbase/dispense.log
--2013-03-28 09:10:27--  http://XXX.X.X.XXX:139/dbase/dispense.log
Connecting to XXX.X.X.XXX:139... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 No headers, assuming HTTP/0.9
Length: unspecified
Saving to: `dispense.log'

    [ <=>                                   ] 5           --.-K/s   in 0s

2013-03-28 09:10:27 (846 KB/s) - `dispense.log' saved [5]
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Do you have this issue at all downloads or just at this downloads or this server? – prophecy201 Mar 28 '13 at 8:03
wget --no-check-certificate is working, so I suppose I have this problem only with that certain server – khartvin Mar 28 '13 at 8:07
Can you give us the verbose output of the wget process fur such a download? – rcpaul Mar 28 '13 at 8:08
of course - added result to main post – khartvin Mar 28 '13 at 8:15
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wget only supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. You are using port 139 which is normally not a port such a protocol is run over.

If you're trying to download a file from a Samba/Windows network share, have a look at mount.cifs.

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thanks, I'll try it! – khartvin Mar 28 '13 at 8:27
You saved my day! Thank you. – khartvin Mar 28 '13 at 9:08

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