Is it possible to get corrupted download with http?
I downloaded an ISO for fedora. Went to install it as a VM. It failed 5 times the installer. The warning for the failure was "possible corrupted install image". How does a downloaded ISO get corrupted?
(I am stubborn and didn't want to download the huge file again) So finally after 5 failures I went to download the ISO again... and I thought... maybe the warning was correct.
So instead of blindly trusting the download I went to verify the ISO using the supplied "sha256" checksum. "!well blow me down Olive Oil!" Sure enough the first downloaded ISO failed the failed the checksum test!
My question is this... What is the most likely way (or ways plural) that my ISO got corrupted?
- Both downloaded ISO files have the same total number of bytes.
- How did I download the ISO file? I downloaded via a link in browser. And then the browser did the download. So http.
- How is my computer connected to the internet, physical/wireless? Wireless. Wifi (unsecured... I am aware of the unsecured...).