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Offline SAPFM

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I was reviewing the download logs and noticed that there appear to be multiple downloads (of the same file) for each download request. The number of log entries varies between 1 and about 12. No one reports actually receiving multiple copies of downloads. I've tried it myself and the download seems to be working properly but multiple entries appear in the log.

Has anyone seen this before? Is the log correct (i.e., multiple downloads) or is this an "artifact" of something else?

Offline ColinM

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Re: Logs showing multiple downloads per download request
« Reply #1 on: 10.01.2020 16:51:08 »
Hi

Looks like your downloads are being split into segments.
In Config - Downloads tab is 'Send Downloads using the PHP Script?' set to Yes? Or is it or No?

Also please check your php.ini file to see if you have output_buffering=Off  If you have it as output_buffering=On or output_buffering=4096 (which turns it on with a buffer size of 4096 bytes) then you will get downloads in 'chunks'.
Colin

Offline 614cooker

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Re: Logs showing multiple downloads per download request
« Reply #2 on: 05.02.2020 04:01:31 »
Yea I get the same issue I noticed that my bandwidth goes up when someone is downloading a file and most show up as one download but there is a select few ips that ive noticed every day that always seems to show as multiple downloads.

what really irritates me is the fact that im using Jdownloads to restrict unregistered download speeds and these select few ips are using download accelerators which bypasses the whole Jdownloads restriction. I know its not the Jdownloads problem but I just wish there was a way to stop or restrict these people. So maybe your having the same issue.
« Last Edit: 05.02.2020 04:02:35 by 614cooker »

Offline ColinM

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Re: Logs showing multiple downloads per download request
« Reply #3 on: 05.02.2020 22:07:02 »
Hi
If you feel really 'peeved' you can always block the IP! Bit drastic though.I will assk Arno if he has any ideas to help.
Colin

Offline Arno

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Re: Logs showing multiple downloads per download request
« Reply #4 on: 06.02.2020 22:16:06 »
Hi.
I know that a lot people use special download accelerators. But I do not know enough about the techniques used and how to always prevent them.
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Looks like your downloads are being split into segments.
Yes I think this should be the reason in most instances.
Best Regards / Gruß
Arno
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