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Download only one file at a time
hugh

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 11:56 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

For some time now I've been trying to work why visitors can only download one file at a time from an Apache2 / Debian Squeeze based website of mine without having to wait for the file to complete before being able to continue browsing or download another file.

As far as I can tell there are no active limiting modules or iptables rules and MaxClients is set relatively high so I'm confused?!

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Hugh

 

wilderness

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 12:32 pm on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

hugh,
This is a user and/or browser issue, NOT a server issue.

Either point your users to some download software or make FTP available.

hugh

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 10:39 am on May 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm using 3rd party download software for vBulletin. php is the most likely suspect...

wilderness

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 3:50 pm on May 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Sheesh hugh!

Apache2, Debian, VBulletin, php, then here comes the user with different browsers and different OS, how on earth would you be able to pinpoint the cause?

hugh

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 11:34 pm on May 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm pretty confident it's not a browser problem. Other websites aren't a problem and both IE and FF are affected. So rule those out.

hugh

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 3:59 am on May 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

I can download several files at once if I use direct links so I don't think apache or iptables are at fault.

[edited by: hugh at 4:02 am (utc) on May 14, 2012]

hugh

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 4:01 am on May 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

And the application works properly for other sites which leaves PHP...

enigma1

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 9:26 am on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

I can download several files at once if I use direct links

So that points to the application. There might be a filter in place (eg: via a session) to limit the number of downloads.

hugh

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 10:19 am on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

Again other users are claiming not to have this limitation...

enigma1

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 11:46 am on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

Other users of what? You said you can download concurrently multiple files using direct links so it's the application that limits it. Packages can be customized or configured so I would suggest to see if there are download options for the download module you use.

hugh

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Msg#: 4452557 posted 10:00 pm on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

other users


This should have read other application owners...

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