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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject [Fwd: Incorrect MIME Types set on Mirrors]
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:04:07 GMT
The following message details a configuration problem in some of our 
mirrors.  Specifically, .msi files are being delivered with the 
mime-type "text/plain".

Mirror owners, could you please check your configuration to make sure 
you deliver .msi files with the correct mime type.  There are several 
ways you can do this:

1. If you follow the configuration instructions at
you will not have this problem.  There is an .htaccess file in
/dist/httpd/ that sets the appropriate mime-type.  With AllowOverride
set correctly in httpd.conf, you will pick up that .htaccess and
get the right configuration.

2. Add
AddType application/octet-stream .msi
to your httpd.conf or to mime.types.

3. Change your DefaultType directive to application/octet-stream
(but that may lead to other problems).

Thanks for your help in delivering the Apache Software to the world!


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Incorrect MIME Types set on Mirrors
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:13:42 -0800
From: bclary@netscape.com
Reply-To: docs@httpd.apache.org
To: docs@httpd.apache.org


Not sure who to report this to, so thought I would start with the
authors of the mirror page.

Several of your mirrors are using text/plain mime types on .msi
installer files. This causes Mozilla, Netscape 6/7, and other Gecko
based browsers to display the content rather than download it when
clicking on the link.

For example, epix.net, tux.org and ibiblio.org are configured
incorrectly as text/plain. They should report application/octet-stream.

Can you pass the word to your mirror admins and ask them to configure
the mime types on all their content correctly?


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