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Forum Max Upload Size Increased

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:11 am
by Omnidon
The max upload size on the forum has been increased to 20MB

Feel free to upload relevant content such as maps, figures, etc.

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:32 pm
by heruca
Excellent! Thanks, Omnidon. :)

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:48 am
by Kepli
That's a lot ... :D

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:59 am
by Omnidon
Fixed a bug was preventing this from working...

;-)

and I can prove that it's working:

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 3:07 am
by heruca
LOL! We believe you. What's in the zip?

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:46 am
by Omnidon
I didn't have any 20MB files handy so I created one. ;-)
It's appropriately themed too.

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:21 pm
by heruca
Haha! You're nuts! :lol:

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:25 am
by Omnidon
Fixed this again :P
Stupid webhost... :roll:

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:58 am
by Omnidon
Spoke too soon... They screwed up something else too...
Fix pending...
*Very* stupid webhost... :evil:

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:20 am
by Omnidon
Most medium sized uploads (2-10 MB) should be working now.

Tomorrow I'll contact my webhost and try to get them to fix the "Connection was reset" server error frequently suffered by larger uploads.

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:46 am
by Lordippon
Has this problem been fixed ???

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:43 pm
by Omnidon
Lordippon wrote:Has this problem been fixed ???
As I said, most uploads below 10 MB should work fine.
The problem with the "Connection was Reset" error that happens frequently with larger uploads has not been addressed yet, since I decided not to hassle with it over the holidays.

I'll test it and, if it's still happening, then I'll contact the webhost today.

EDIT: It's still happening. I submitted a ticket to the webhost.
Note that in the meantime, if you're patient, you can still get larger uploads 10-20MB in size to work at least 20% of the time.

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:32 pm
by Omnidon
Just an update on this issue:
The webhost hasn't been able to find what is causing the error that is sometimes causing large uploads to file, partly because they aren't able to duplicate the error on their end.

I've asked a few friends to help test it and not all of them were getting the error, so the user's location clearly affects the problem, although we haven't any specific trend yet.

My own experimentation with it shows that it only occurs in certain browsers (including Firefox 3 and IE7 / IE8), regardless of the user's location. It doesn't occur in IE6 or Google Chrome. (Haven't tested Safari, Netscape, Opera, etc. yet)

Additionally, it has something to do with the rate at which the file is uploaded or buffered, since I was able to get it to work in Firefox by disabling the network.tcp.sendbuffer

Summary:
The issue only affects some users.
It only affects some browsers.
It never affects files smaller than about 7 MB.


If anyone else wants to help do further testing, it'd be great to have some more volunteers. Just post here or find me on IMs.