Ah I didn't pay attention to the first part. Just gave my typical don't spoonfeed bytes from php rant :)

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On Dec 2, 2009, at 1:42 AM, Colin Guthrie <gm...@colin.guthr.ie> wrote:

'Twas brillig, and Michael Shadle at 01/12/09 23:51 did gyre and gimble:
On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 3:21 PM, James McLean <james.mcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
The suggestion from other users of off-loading the PDF downloading to
Apache (or another webserver) is a good idea also.
I never allow PHP to be [ab]used and kept open to spoonfeed clients
with fopen/readfile/etc.

I think there has been some confusion.... The OP wanted a way to *download* the files *from* somewhere, not dish them up to his clients.

I think some or the replies were assuming he wanted to have a PHP script as a guardian to protect content from unauthorised users but that is not what he actually said!

in apache there is a "mod_sendfile" module I think. never used it.

The above said, I didn't know about this module and it looks rather useful, so thanks for pointing it out :D

Here is the first Google result I found on this issue which explains it a bit.



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