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    Cool Allowing huge downloads > 3gb

    I need users to be able to download files greater than 3GB but < than 10gb.

    Is there any issues I should be aware of.

    For example, what happens if they need to continue the download later(ie, they have downloaded 1gb and the computer crashes)


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    Perhaps you could implement a torrent server and seed the downloads from your server.
    Last edited by mlse; 03-07-2008 at 03:02 PM.

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    Those are cpu suckers though and will take up a ton of usage.....

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    I thought that torrents were supposed to spread the load between hosts? (provided you implement the server as read-only)
    Last edited by mlse; 03-07-2008 at 03:36 PM.

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    hmm torrent server you say. Does that run from my computer? Is it easy to set up with php?


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    I'm guessing you want limit access to the files?

    If not, then install mod_throttle or something that'll manage transfer speeds so one person doesn't tie you up.

    If you do, rather than passing the file through php which is fairly common - use the same idea of making a token to represent the file one time, but create a symlink on the system under that token name.

    This way php doesn't handle the file and you can limit/obscure access. Simply remove the symlink when access rights are over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by able View Post
    I'm guessing you want limit access to the files?

    If not, then install mod_throttle or something that'll manage transfer speeds so one person doesn't tie you up.

    If you do, rather than passing the file through php which is fairly common - use the same idea of making a token to represent the file one time, but create a symlink on the system under that token name.

    This way php doesn't handle the file and you can limit/obscure access. Simply remove the symlink when access rights are over.
    Can this process be automated?



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