Hi, mod secdownload
kevwil at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 22:44:18 MSD 2007
I coded up my own Mongrel handler to do this for my Rails apps, but it would
be much better if nginx had it.
On 6/15/07, Bedros Hanounik <2bedros at gmail.com> wrote:
> I requested this feature before, and the guy at nginx wiki was kind enough
> to put it on the feature request list.
> however, I still think it's worth it to add a feature like secdownload to
> nginx; because X-Accel-Redirect does not allow me to create temp link to a
> static file, which expires after a certain time.
> X-Accel-redirect gives me some control to check user authenticity before
> serving the static file (redirecting); my problem with that is I want to
> decouple the web server (checking authenticity) from serving static files.
> with lighttpd secdownload feature, the static file server and web server are
> on different machines; I check the authenticity of the requester once,
> create the temp link which expires later, then I don't have to worry about
> checking the requester authenticity everytime the file is requested.
> I'm planning on building a website (using django) with a sophisticated
> access control, and I'm leaning toward lighttpd just because of the
> flexibility secdownload feature gives me. However, I really like the
> configuration of nginx; it's easy to read and powerful, even though I'm
> expert in either lighttpd nor in nginx.
> On 6/15/07, Igor Sysoev <is at rambler-co.ru> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 08:09:48PM +0300, Nati Abargel wrote:
> > > nginx have mod secdownload (like lighttpd)?
> > > if yes i happy to learn more about it.
> > No, nginx supports X-Accel-Redirect header from backend:
> > http://blog.kovyrin.net/2006/11/01/nginx-x-accel-redirect-php-rails/
> > http://wiki.codemongers.com/NginxXSendfile
> > --
> > Igor Sysoev
> > http://sysoev.ru/en/
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