Randomly stopping large file downloads?

Jim Ohlstein jim at ohlste.in
Fri May 20 01:01:01 MSD 2011

On 5/19/11 4:34 PM, nickn wrote:
> Hi,
> 1.) What would cause nginx to randomly stop serving large file
> downloads? When I try to download a 800MB file it stops serving the file
> after between 10 and 30 MB. I've had to revert to lighttpd because of
> this.
> I checked the usual things: There wasn't anything in the error log, the
> system had plenty of memory (several hundred MB free) and the worker
> processes were all still there after the download dies. It doesn't
> matter what browser I use.
> Any idea what would cause this?
> 2.) BTW there's a bug in the forum.nginx.org forum where when you first
> get an account it prepopulates the login form with your email address
> rather than your user name. If you try to log in like that it won't let
> you in. You have to clear out what it prepopulated and enter your
> username. This is confusing.

First, this is an issue with how your browser is "pre-populating" that
field, not the forum software. See attached for what I see when I
attempt to log in. This behavior is consistent in Firefox, Chrome, and

Second, a "Username" is a user name and an email is an email. You should
be able to distinguish between the two. Again, please see the attached
login form. This hardly seems "confusing" to me. Again please see the

Jim Ohlstein
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