Re: serving a large file over a LAN?
On Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 08:09:49AM -0600, Robert Citek wrote:
> How can I server a large file (2+ GB) over a local network using
> Knoppix 4.0.2CD?
> I've got an image of a Debian partition that's about 3.1 GB. Using
> Knoppix I'd like to serve it up over the local network without
> requiring a username and password. In that way a simple fetch tool
> like wget can retrieve the file and send it to stdout. So far I have
> not come up with an ideal solution:
> - webserver: Apache 1.3 doesn't support large files
Unfortunately, neither Apache 1.3 nor 2 in Debian are compiled with
> - ssh: works, but requires a username and password, i.e is not easily
It IS easy scriptable. Please read about the public key login feature
(ssh-keygen, authorized_keys vonfig file etc.). You don't need a
> Any ideas of a way to serve up a file (read-only is fine) to multiple
> clients are gladly accepted. Also, any clues as to why tftp and ftp
> aren't working also gladly accepted.
Did you try
yet? I'd go with SSH and public key authentication, though, which allows
picking up on a failed transfer with rsync as well.