I have a Windows Vista machine that has been connecting to http://hg.netbeans.org productively for awhile... until recently.
Lately, when I attempt to pull or clone, the update appears to stall...
I see the following messages on the screen when I attempt to clone (with --debug):
using http://hg.netbeans.org/web-main sending between command destination directory: web-main sending heads command requesting all changes sending changegroup command adding changesets changesets: 1 chunks add changeset 203e82b1b502 changesets: 2 chunks add changeset 746047ca7781 changesets: 3 chunks . . . changesets: 3407 chunks add changeset 475299c33a81 changesets: 3408 chunks add changeset 71fbe52ec211 changesets: 3409 chunks add changeset edcd21a471b5
And then... nothing happens.
I have opened the Task Manager and there doesn't appear to be any significant network activity for HOURS.
I can contact the server with FireFox and see the proper output.
I can clone from the repo with Solaris and/or Mac OS X... so the issue doesn't appear to be at the 'other end'.
I had been running a fairly old version of Mercurial successfully before this started happening. After it started happening, I upgraded to Mercurial 1.5.2.. which did not help resolve the issue at all.
What are the likely causes and work-arounds for this?