[CentOS-mirror] DOS attack downloading DVD isos

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Nov 26 21:43:52 UTC 2009

On 11/25/2009 07:06 PM, Nick Olsen wrote:
> To be 100% honest, I was going off the fedora mirroring tutorial, And
> Was mistaken, It states this.
>           Redirecting ISO downloads to FTP
> Apache 2.x and earlier can't distribute files larger than 2GB. This
> means DVD images won't work. (lighttpd doesn't have this limitation).

I don't know for what values of x this was true, but I can guarantee you
that it is not true of Apache 2.2.9 as used on kernel.org.

If it was ever true I think it was only on 32-bit systems when compiled
without -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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