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From "Brad Nicholes" <BNICHO...@novell.com>
Subject Re: File buckets and downloadng files larger than 4gig...
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 23:07:17 GMT
  So far 4 gig seems to be the cut off.  I have tested files between 2
and 4gig and they seem to work well.  But when I try greater than 4gig,
it doesn't work.  According to a sniffer trace, it is now reporting the
correct content length (with the fix to split the file into multiple
buckets), but the browser reports that the file size is the difference
between 4gig and the actual file size.  I am starting to think that it
is now a browser issue rather than the Apache server.  Both IE and
Netscape browsers report the file size as being the difference between
the actual file size and 4gig.  The Galeon browser just says that the
file is 2 gig.  Has anybody downloaded a file greater that 4 gig and
which browser did you use?


Brad Nicholes
Senior Software Engineer
Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net business solutions

>>> "Wan-Teh Chang" <wchang0222@aol.com> Wednesday, December 17, 2003
3:24:07 PM >>>
Brad Nicholes wrote on 12/17/2003, 9:01 AM:
>     Win32 and NetWare seem to be the only platforms that support
> files.

Recent versions of the major Unix variants have
large file support, too.

> Has anybody on the Win32 platform actually tried to download a 
> file larger than 4gig?

You only need to test a file larger than 2gig.
This is because file offset is a signed integer,
so the maximum file offset is 2^31 = 2gig on
systems without large file support.


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