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From Pieter De Wit <pie...@vodacom.co.za>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Incorrect MIME Types set on Mirrors]
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:40:13 GMT
apache.insync.za.net - checked and working

On Mon, 2002-10-28 at 18:04, Joshua Slive wrote:
> The following message details a configuration problem in some of our 
> mirrors.  Specifically, .msi files are being delivered with the 
> mime-type "text/plain".
> 
> Mirror owners, could you please check your configuration to make sure 
> you deliver .msi files with the correct mime type.  There are several 
> ways you can do this:
> 
> 1. If you follow the configuration instructions at
> http://www.apache.org/info/how-to-mirror.html
> you will not have this problem.  There is an .htaccess file in
> /dist/httpd/ that sets the appropriate mime-type.  With AllowOverride
> set correctly in httpd.conf, you will pick up that .htaccess and
> get the right configuration.
> 
> 2. Add
> AddType application/octet-stream .msi
> to your httpd.conf or to mime.types.
> 
> 3. Change your DefaultType directive to application/octet-stream
> (but that may lead to other problems).
> 
> Thanks for your help in delivering the Apache Software to the world!
> 
> Joshua.
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Incorrect MIME Types set on Mirrors
> Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:13:42 -0800
> From: bclary@netscape.com
> Reply-To: docs@httpd.apache.org
> To: docs@httpd.apache.org
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Not sure who to report this to, so thought I would start with the
> authors of the mirror page.
> 
> Several of your mirrors are using text/plain mime types on .msi
> installer files. This causes Mozilla, Netscape 6/7, and other Gecko
> based browsers to display the content rather than download it when
> clicking on the link.
> 
> For example, epix.net, tux.org and ibiblio.org are configured
> incorrectly as text/plain. They should report application/octet-stream.
> 
> Can you pass the word to your mirror admins and ask them to configure
> the mime types on all their content correctly?
> 
> Thanks,
> Bob
> 



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