[thelist] File delivery system?

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Fri Mar 23 20:03:58 CDT 2007

On Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 09:50:31PM +0000, kasimir-k wrote:
> Bill Moseley scribeva in 23/03/2007 19:11:
> > Questions to consider:  how do you know if they actually downloaded it
> > the first time?  That is, how do you know if they have completed the
> > download and didn't abort the process?
> http://php.net/connection-aborted

That tells you if the connection to your machine was broken.  It
doesn't tell you if the user downloaded the file completely and it is
now saved on their disk.

Are you sure there isn't a proxy sucking up the file and closing the
connection before the download completes?

Not sure what the plan is but a proxy might throw on a Vary header and
trigger this: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=824847

I think the safe bet is to allow the download over some period of time
-- or maybe even ask the user "Click here if you received the file"
kind of thing.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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