Serving executables over web
mjdavies at glam.ac.uk
Fri Nov 7 18:26:13 MSK 2008
I've just worked out that download speed has absolutely nothing to do
with client_max_body_size as Roxis correctly pointed out. What was
happening my end was that I had already successfully downloaded the
exe once, so the next download of the same file was obviously much
The PDF I put on the site of roughly the same size was a very fast
download straight away, so I'm guessing it's something to do with the
mime types and how the PDF file was handled compared to the EXE file.
No clue as to what is happening now
Can anyone point me at any documentation on how nginx handles
On 7 Nov 2008, at 13:26, matt davies wrote:
> Hi Roxis
> Well I've got a 10.3 mb file, if I set the client_max_body_size to
> 10mb, it takes approximately 8 minutes to download.
> If I set it to client_max_body_size 15 mb it downloads at maximum
> network speed.
> I've just tried switching it back and I'm promising you that is what
> is happening without changing anything else.
> I think this might be a case of 'works for me' :-)
> On 7 Nov 2008, at 12:50, Roxis wrote:
>> On Friday 07 November 2008, matt davies wrote:
>>> Solved that too
>>> The file was marginally larger in size than the client_max_body_size
>>> variable in the main nginx.conf size.
>>> Tweaked that up a bit and it flies down now.
>> client_max_body_size limits size of upload.
>> It has no effect on download.
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