I have a large (3.5GB) file I need to get to someone cross-country. I figured I’d FTP it to my web directory, and have them grab it via a web browser. I’ve done this thousands of times, although probably never with something so large.
So I FTP’d the file, no problem (took 18 hours, gotta love slow uplink speed).
When I go to the file via a web browser, I get this error:
You don’t have permission to access /pathname/filename.dat on this server.
When I go to the directory, I get a directory listing. I see the other files in the directory, but this one doesn’t show up at all.
I checked (and reset) FTP permissions, renamed the file, etc.
Is there a restriction on file size, or is this some weird fluke? Any suggested solution? I’d rather not go through the upload process again, due to the time required.