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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Tomcat download stream gets broken
Date Thu, 19 May 2011 16:25:45 GMT
André Warnier wrote:
> Gerardo Corro wrote:
>>>>> Trying gmail
> That works.
> Of course, you're going to expect people here to look at 50 lines of code.
> Oh well..
>> Hi all,
>> I have a file download servlet running on Tomcat, the code is
> ...
>> However once in a while I get an error that prevents files from being
>> downloaded:
>> DownloadException: Broken pipe
>>         at 
>> org.apache.catalina.connector.OutputBuffer.realWriteBytes(

> That looks to me like the client just went away in the middle of the 
> download.
> If so, then you're out of luck, there is nothing you can do to prevent 
> that (I mean other than displaying interesting information while the 
> download is taking place, so that they don't feel like going away.)
> If your point is to avoid the lines in the log, then I guess you could 
> just plan for it and catch that exception nicely, and just write in the 
> log "damn, he's gone" or something.

Addendum : if your point is to download the contents of a file, and Tomcat being a really

cool webserver, you may want to have a look at the bottom of this page (or the equivalent

for your version of Tomcat) :

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