Re: 2Gb limit a problem. Can/will the YUI Uploader support FTP protocol?
- I've never used the YUI uploader, but I am aware that PHP doesn't work
with files larger than 2 GB. This is expected to be fixed in version
5.3 (http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=27792). Also, Apache started
supporting files > 2 GB in version 2.2
(http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/new_features_2_2.html). I'd rule out
the YUI uploader by ensuring that your server can accept uploads over 2
GB via the Web server. Try a simple html form upload with Perl,
Python, etc. If that works then try hooking the YUI uploader to that.
Otherwise, an alternative to Java applets could be some Firefox add-on
> I really need a lightweight application that supports file
> uploads over 2Gb via a web browser. Since it seems browsers are
> limited to 2Gb (regardless of underlying architecture...unless someone
> can prove me wrong?), then FTP seems to be the only way to go.
> Why doesn't the Uploader support FTP protocol, or can it even?
> I have seen a couple Java applets that integrate with web pages to do
> FTP in a single, seamless environment, but I need something less heavy
> and was hoping for an Ajax-type solution.
> In the event the YUI uploader can't do FTP, does anyone know if
> Ajax supports FTP with a progress meter? I don't need everybody totransfers.
> input their own FTP account info. I have a single FTP account I want
> to hard-code into the application that accepts the large file
> Thanks in advance for any ideas!
- I have researched this exhaustively, and the final answer is: it's a
browser limitation. By default Flash is a 32-bit program, so it can't
handle anything over 32-bit. While I understand there are server
controls that limit file uploads, the buck ultimiately stops with the
browser. Until we are all talking 64-bit to each other, then using a
Java applet to "chunk" files and reassemble them on the back-end is
going to be my approach. FTP is not an option for me (it's a gov't