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Re: InstantMirror initial source repo

At 12:09 PM -0800 11/21/07, Ed Swierk wrote:
>On 11/21/07, Tony Nelson <tonynelson georgeanelson com> wrote:
>> I'm new to mod_python, but it is documented to be able to do /anything/
>> that could be a response from Apache.  If the handler were to fetch the
>> data itself it could write a local file and also return the data to the
>> client, by calling urlopen() and then read(), write(), and req.write()
>> repeatedly.  I don't know if the reads and writes will overlap.
>I just implemented this in InstantMirror.

Way to go!

>The complication I feared
>was handling byte range requests properly. But I don't handle them at
>all (i.e. they get treated as full file requests), and yum/urllib
>doesn't complain.

Hmm.  I expect that will affect resuming downloads.  Hopefully somebody who
knows more about serving httpd will speak up.
TonyN.:'                       <mailto:tonynelson georgeanelson com>
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