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rpnoble419 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Has anyone tried out the Apache module for XSendFile with Perl? I installed it and it seams to be working (Apache started). I have tried a few attempts using the following Perl code to download a file:
print "X-Sendfile: C:\\Path\\to\\file\\video\\";
print "Content-Type:application/octet-stream; name=\"File-12.mp4\"\r\n
+";
print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"File-12.mp4\"\r\n\n
+";
print "\n\n";
exit;
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I'm not getting the video to download. In Chrome, I not getting the correct header, and Apache is giving me a 404 error when I run the script. I'm trying to serve large video files after the user passes muster in my app. Here is the sample PHP code I based my Perl script on.

<?php
...
if ($user->isLoggedIn()) { header("X-Sendfile:$path_to_somefile");
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$somefile\""); exit; } ?> <h1>Permission denied</h1> <p>Login first!</p> [download] I tried to serve the file via Perl but the file is over 1.7GB and it hangs my server with an out of memory error. Update: Sorry where are my manners. As always, Thank You for your time and help... Update with Solution: I had two things wrong. The first was my Apache Config. The config must look like this in-order to work: httpd.conf # enable xsendfile XSendFile On XSendFilePath C:/Path/To/Files/ [download] The actual XsendFile On can be located in a vhost block as well, but the XSendFilePath must be located in the httpd.conf file. My Perl header was in the wrong order. It needs to look like this: my$file = "C:/Patch to file/FiletoSend.mp4";
my $filesize = -s$file;
print "Content-Type:video/mp4\n";
# remove comment below to make file download. Add the comment to strea
+m data to player
#print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"FiletoSend.mp4\"\n
+";
print "Content-Length: $filesize\n"; print "X-Sendfile:$file";
print "\n\n";

exit;

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Now my system can stream the video after the user has been authenticated and I can create a one-time use URL.