Subject: Re: Robustness of file fetches
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/09/2005 00:36:17
On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> there are a lot of broken sites out there which return
> an error document, but forget to also set the HTTP status
> to 404. A good example seems to be provided by
> chat/ircd-hybrid. Can we add a heuristic to threat large
> files (e.g. > 100k) which fail within the first 25k as
> possible non-existent and just go on to the next mirror?
> Alternatively, can we allow to provide a size argument
> to the normal fetch command as well and let that deal with
> too short files?

setting FAILOVER_FETCH used to help... dunno if it still does.

  - Hubert

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