[CentOS-mirror] Now serving DVDs

Mon Jun 23 12:43:18 UTC 2008
Chuck Anderson <cra at WPI.EDU>

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 05:24:19AM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Henk,
> Can your mirror serve > 2GB files.
> The apache version needs to be >= 2.2 or newer versions of lighttpd to do 
> so normally.
> That is one reason why we have two trees.

A common workaround that is often mentioned on Fedora's mirror-list is 
to redirect .iso downloads to ftp URLs.  Even if your http server can 
support > 2GB files, some http clients cannot (old wget for example).  
Here is the Apache config we use:

RedirectMatch 301 /(.*\.iso)$ ftp://<hostname>/$1
RedirectMatch 301 /(.*/iso/*)$ ftp://<hostname>/$1

(replace <hostname> with your FTP server's hostname)