Serving executables over web

matt davies mjdavies at
Fri Nov 7 19:19:09 MSK 2008

Na, not that, it doesn't happen in safari, just firefox.

No firewall on client or server

hmm, once I've downloaded the file once, even if I've deleted the file  
from the area it downloads to, it takes seconds to download.  Anyone  
know where the caching is taking place?

On 7 Nov 2008, at 15:49, Maxim Dounin wrote:

> Hello!
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 03:26:13PM +0000, matt davies wrote:
>> :-)
>> 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  
>> quicker
>> :-)
>> 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
> Just a guess: antivirus on server/client/firewall?
>> Can anyone point me at any documentation on how nginx handles
>> downloading files?
> It's written mostly in C language, you should have it with nginx
> itself. :)
> Maxim Dounin

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