backbone of a large-file streaming system

Eric Anderson anderson at
Tue Nov 8 11:33:37 PST 2005

Nick I wrote:
> Hi,
> I help maintain a Web site at
> You might have seen before that I have a section called Ask the Cluster
> Expert, where I am building a knowledgebase of cluster and grid information.
> When someone asks a question I am researching the answer to build this
> knowledgebase out. I received the following question:
> *"I am looking for a variety of solutions to be a backbone of a large-file
> streaming system providing thousands of concurrent download streams.
> Preferably commodity hardware and Linux, though I'm open to commercial
> solutions."*
> I am wondering if anyone here has suggestions of what applications will work
> best for this type of setup. You can respond to the question at
> <>or respond in email.

I suppose the answer depends on the protocol used for the streaming 
downloads.  Assuming HTTP, apache on a FreeBSD server should handle this 
nicely.  Example is


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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