Serving executables over web

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Fri Nov 7 18:49:47 MSK 2008


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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