On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 10:43 -0700, Grace Shibley wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Ashley Sheridan
> > On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 10:34 -0700, Grace Shibley wrote:
> > > Is there a way to read large (possibly 500 MB) remote files without
> > loading
> > > the whole file into memory?
> > > We are trying to write a function that will return chunks of binary data
> > > from a file on our server given a file location, specified offset and
> > data
> > > size.
> > >
> > > But, we have not been able to get around loading the whole file into
> > memory
> > > first. Is there a way to do this??
> > What sort of remote file is it, i.e. how are you remotely connecting to
> > it? FTP, HTTP, SSH?
> > Thanks,
> > Ash
> > http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk
As far as I know then, HTTP doesn't support entering files at points
specified by a remote user. A request is made for a file, and the server
determines how to break it up in order to send.
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