Hi there. I'd like to serve a bunch of files stored in the filesystem. Unlike serving them directly by their name, I would like to have them served by ID, e.g. like http://example.com/file/1337 serves /u01/media/some.ogm http://example.com/file/2342 serves /u01/media/other.ogm Further I need to add (and eventually modify) headers in the response created by the webserver. I choosed to do realize it with mongrel, because webrick is told to be slow serving big files. I choosed not to use e.g. nginx directly, because the application should be easily deployable on different platforms where ruby is available, without compiling needed and spending much time getting it work in some special platform. Now to my problem... :) I wasn't able to figure out, how to "link" static files into the webspace, like the Alias directive of apache e.g.. The idea was that mongrel should serve e.g. /u01/media/some.ogm if /file/1337 is requested and the header modification would be done by a handler hooked onto /file. Is that possible, or have I read to and send the files on my own by a servlet? I'd be very happy for comments, tips or sample code regarding this topic. Thanks in advance! Erik. PS: It's a pity that you blacklist posting from Tor nodes. I understand that some people could abuse it for spamming, but please also think about that not everybody has the luxury to use the internet unanonymously without beeing afraid, for whatever reasons. It took my ages to send this post to your site, chaining tor with other proxy.
on 2009-01-09 08:36