I'm really not sure what category to put this in so I'm putting it here. Sorry if it should be somewhere else.
I've recently (3 weeks ago) rebuilt my server with LM 13 xfce running apache with no particularly special settings and ejabberd. I'm unable to complete updating it with mint update. various packages failed, Firefox, libc-bin, libtelepathy-glib0, etc, etc but others download and install fine. I've been manually selecting a few and letting them download and install (it needs some 400 updates so I've given up for now). I came to the conclusion that it was one particular repository that files weren't downloading fully from, they start but then stall, at say 23% depending on the file. So I tried downloading them with firefox, no go, then wget, no go. If I download them from my laptop on the same network, no problem.
I have disabled the firewall, reconfigured resolvconf, checked the network settings (server is on a static ip) and everything seems to be correct. I've checked to see if I can download from other websites like linuxtv and downloaded some firmware for dvb with no problem.
The strange thing is it's just one directory.
The directory is this: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main
but if I try downloading files from here:http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/multiverse
they download fine.
Just to reiterate, I can download from this particular directory with this laptop no problem just not the server.
Beginning to lose sleep here, anybody got any ideas, please?