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From Jeroen Geilman <jer...@adaptr.nl>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache2 slow with protfpd
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:47:53 GMT
On 2011-07-06 21:56, Guille wrote:
> Yeah it's sad but apache is serving a php page to connecto to a FTP 
> server on the same machine.
> It's supposed to be another kind of access for customers. Not all 
> customers know how to use an ftp program correctly, so i want to offer 
> them another way to connect via browser directly.
>

... so allow them to use a browser directly.
Why does there have to be FTP in between ?

Apache excels at serving files.

> 2011/7/6 Jeroen Geilman <jeroen@adaptr.nl <mailto:jeroen@adaptr.nl>>
>
>     On 2011-07-06 17:47, Guille wrote:
>
>         I'm using:
>         - Debian Squeeze
>         - Server version: Apache/2.2.16 (Debian)
>         - ProFTPD Version 1.3.3c
>         - Net2FTP v 0.98
>
>         Hi guys i'm currently using a php script (Net2FTP) as a web
>         FTP client. But i'm experiencing some issues when i try to
>         access big files.
>         I know this is an Apache list but I've already asked in
>         proftpd forums and net2ftp forums and nobody could help me.
>
>
>     So let me get this straight - you're using apache to serve a PHP
>     page that connects to an FTP server ON THE SAME MACHINE to
>     transfer files over the network ?
>
>     Wow.
>
>     Really - wow.
>
>
>         When i try to access a big file (1GB or more) from my web
>         server through apache2 directly it works well i get the
>         download start immediately.
>         When i access a big file connecting to my proftpd server
>         through a normal client like Filezilla i get no problem too,
>         it works as intended.
>
>         The problem occurs when i connect through net2ftp script.
>
>
>     Contact its author and ask him to fix it.
>
>
>         Connection and file listing it's ok. But when i try to get a
>         big file, is when i get the issue. It takes for e.g 15minutes
>         to serve the net2ftp script client a 500Mb file.
>
>
>     Obviously the bad script tries to retrieve the FTP file completely
>     before serving it via apache.
>     Try it with a file larger than you have virtual memory.
>     The process should die.
>
>
>         I think the problem is the connection between apache2 and proftpd.
>
>
>     No, it's not. it's the bad script.
>
>     --
>     J.
>
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