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i tested the ip, it was correct and julian bubbles and lahey have a server disallowed and ricky came up with this potentially invalid download ID i dont understand?
I did a WHOIS lookup on your IP and see you're using a satellite internet provider.
Satellite-based ISPs are renown for using CGNAT and other network shenanigans which interfere with our anti-leech system. Unfortunately there's no immediate solution; as I'm mentioned previously an improved anti-leech/hotlink system is in the works which isn't so finicky.
Maybe ask a trusted friend to download the file you want (assuming he/she doesn't have satellite internet) and give it to you on a flash drive.
@Duff we could prompt the user to solve a CAPTCHA (every time he/she attempts a download) if and only if the anti-leech system detects a discrepancy. There are many benefits to this. You can use the same CAPTCHA generator from the login form (although you might want to increase the complexity a bit).
I'm in China and trying to download something and getting the same thing...
I tried it from a server in the USA and also got:
Failed to download Abandonware Applications/PC/Microsoft FORTRAN
PowerStation 4.0 (4.00.523).7z from IP 172.86.179.XXX (Server
Same problem here, it seems this only started when they re-designed the website. Must be a new anti-leech system. Rip Hotspot users.
These download issues started with the move to the database system and distributed mirrors a number of years back. But the main problem really is crappy ISPs are increasingly doing dirty things.
But don't they do because the avaible IP range is getting smaller with tons of more devices connected to the net?
I checked my IP Address and all of them came back correct, yet, the download link wouldn't show up
I have the same problem. Tells me I have downloaded 0 out of 25 for the day but does not allow me to download. I think I have a standard setup, the isp IP is assigned to a router and lots of private devices/ip addresses behind the router. Does configuration itself mean I can never download/upload?
In order to make this question/comment. I registered. Like some comments suggest, after registering and signing in the comment page did not let me leave a comment. It said howdy stranger, then displayed the name I was logged in and told me to choose a button (sign in or register). I clicked sign in 2 or three times within a second of each other and that option disappeared and I was allowed to comment.
Then while filing out this comment, I went back through the download process to find/document the reported IP address for me. But the download started working. And the line says something like "you have downloaded 0 of 50 allowed".
So for some of you don't give up. An unwritten requirement may be that you must register and keep signing in until you can leave a comment. Then you will be blessed with a download.
Now for the question; What Is this leaching problem?
-- Sir Wonder.