gunzip : invalid compressed data

synack at synack at
Tue Jan 24 01:53:05 PST 2006

 I have recently downloaded a .tgz file to an m.s XP machine then ftp'd it to my BSD laptop. When I try to open the file with tar or gunzip, I get the following;
file.tgz : invalid compressed data--format violated. Is this due to the file being transfered from a NTFS? Pls cc me if you can help 

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