[nycbug-talk] large file download via apache

Okan Demirmen okan
Thu Sep 15 20:58:01 EDT 2005

On Thu 2005.09.15 at 17:24 -0700, Steve Rieger wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2005, at 12:34 PM, pete wright wrote:
> >
> >
> >On 9/14/05, Steve Rieger <steve.rieger at tbwachiat.com> wrote:
> >hi all on fbsd 5.4 smp
> >
> >when trying to download a file thats about 1 gig in size the
> >connnection gets dropped, no errors in apache other than "Undefinded
> >index in filegetter.php "
> >
> >and this does not happen to files that are even onnly a drop smaller
> >
> >am assuming that i can change something in the kernel to allow large
> >files to be read, if thats the case i printed out my sysctl buffer
> >variables.
> >
> >
> >I'm willing to bet that this is either an issue with the HTTP  
> >protocol, possibly a tunable in apache or maybe even PHP as your  
> >error seems to mention a PHP script (I know there is a tunable for  
> >apache and php script run time, maybe if you are attempting the  
> >download via a php script apache is killing the connection due to  
> >this limit.  Just a wild guess though).
> >
> >To test if this is an OS issue, I would try copying the file via  
> >other protocols (ftp/ssh/rsync+ssh/etc) and see if the connection  
> >stalls.
> >
> >-pete
> ok i tested this via all and any other protocol i could and it all  
> goes through, the error from above is because of the os not letting  
> apache get a handle on this file because its too large, where would i  
> start lokking at my sysctl (what parameters) to try to get this working.
> NOTE this file is mounted via nfs.

have you figured out which side is the problem?

is it the server, running freebsd+apache+php?

is it the client? (where is the is the tmp file going?)


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