On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:13 AM, Laurence Rowe <l...@lrowe.co.uk> wrote:
> On 6 July 2011 19:44, Jim Fulton <j...@zope.com> wrote:


> Adding the ability to store blobs in S3 would be an excellent feature
> for AWS based deployments. I'm not convinced that presenting S3 urls
> to the end users is terribly useful as there is no ability to set a
> Content-Disposition header and the url will not end with the correct
> file extension, which will cause problems for users downloading files.

My lack of S3 foo is showing.

> I would imagine a more common setup would be to serve the S3 stored
> blobs through a proxy server running in EC2, using something similar
> to Nginx's X-Accel-Redirect. Lovely Systems has some information on
> generating an S3 Authrorization header in Nginx here:
> http://www.lovelysystems.com/nginx-as-an-amazon-s3-authentication-proxy-2/
> - though generating an authenticated S3 URL in Python to set in the
> X-Accel-Redirect header would lead to much simpler proxy
> configuration.

I'll have to do some more digging and get back.

> In either case though, I don't see why doing so would necessitate
> changing the blob record format - presumably a blob's url can be
> simply mapped from the S3 blobstorage configuration and a blob's oid
> and tid?

You're probably right.  That's a much better approach.


Jim Fulton
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