very large data files

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Fri Jul 11 16:23:27 BST 2008

Jason Harris wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
>> But you shouldn't be asking how big a file is for serving from our
>> servers. You should be asking how big a download can be before it's
>> not acceptable for users.
>> I'd say 75 MB is at the limit already. Bigger than that and people
>> will not download it. You'd have to provide it in smaller chunks, to
>> be downloaded as needed.
>This wouldn't be a required download, but an extra add-on.  So only
>the people who wanted more than 100,000 stars would download it.
>Hence GHNS.
>Anyway, it sounds like there won't be a huge problem if I put up 32MB
>and 3GB files for download at

Ah, ok, now I understand it. I had thought it was meant to be used by all 
KStars users.

Anyways, I'd still recommend that you break it up on smaller files, even 
if each chunk by itself is unusable. Some people are still in slow 

BTW, kio_ftp supports resuming a download and I think our FTP server 
supports that too. But we can't be sure for all mirrors.

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