Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) offered by Amazon Web Services.

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Amazon Cloudfront with S3. Access Denied

We're trying to distribute out S3 buckets via Cloudfront but for some reason the only response is an AccessDenied XML document like the following: <Error> ...
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Cloud-front backed with Nginx (which proxies to S3) randomly missing already cached items?

I wish to serve images from a S3 bucket with Cloudfront as CDN frontend, for that I tried the following: What I wish to acheive (Attempt 2) -- (Misses cloudfront cache randomly) I have the ...
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Amazon cloud front caching is not working

we have setup in such a way that end user request goes to Amazon cloud front and if cached resource is available on Amazon Cloud front otherwise it will forward request to origin (nginx server on ...
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How can I use https with AWS Cloudfront without paying $600 to upload my cert?

I can host a dynamic website through Amazon CloudFront because they have CNAME Wildcard Support. However, some pages of my Site use HTTPS. Amazon have some documentation about how to associate your ...
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Amazon CloudFront Synchronization

I want to leverage Amazon CloudFront to "cache" my webserver such that my website stays up even if my webserver goes down. I understand CloudFront has many edge servers that facilitate the ...
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AWS: In what situations would you NOT want to put your entire domain in front of a CloudFront distribution?

Given the relatively recent support for POST/PUT/etc. (http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2013/10/15/amazon-cloudfront-now-supports-put-post-and-other-http-methods/), if you don’t require any ...
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Media streaming with AWS, RTMP or HLS?

We want to have on-demand video streaming available for our PHP application hosted on AWS. Right now we want to avoid to set up separate media server for this. And we want dynamic quality adaptation, ...
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Get CloudFront distribution id from origin name

Knowing my CF's origin naming conventions, how can I use that to query AWS and get the distribution id returned for use in subsequent API calls?
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Uploading an SSL cert to AWS — Converting cert to PEM

Short Question I have a working crt file imported into tomcat keystore and I need a certificate file and private key file in pem to uplaod to aws cloudfront. Long Question Our SSL cert issued by ...
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Whole-site delivery on CloudFront

After much searching, I can't seem to find the question to whether it's viable to cache my entire website in Cloudfront. (Static assets as well as the HTML returned on a dynamic request). The Setup ...
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AWS Cloudfront multiple origins - how can we fallback to 2nd origin if not found in the 1st

We're trying to set up a Cloudfront distribution where the default origin is S3, but if the content is not found on S3, we want it to fetch it from an EC2 instance. Can we setup these multiple ...
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How to add new content in amazon cloudfront cache

I have a problem of updating new content in amazon cloudfront from amazon s3 origin. There is a simple solution for windows platform "Cloudberry s3 explorer" through which we can choose all files in ...
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Amazon CloudFront multiple origin servers based on query string

I'd like to use Amazon CloudFront, but I can't tell from the documentation if it will work for my situation. I need to have two origin servers and switch between them based on a query parameter. ...
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Webfont won't load through CloudFront even with Access-Control-Allow-Origin set in the server

I want to use cloudfront as a CDN to speed up a site. I've got all the JS & CSS working fine but I'm stuck on some webfonts which won't load from the CDN. I've setup Apache VHOSTS file with the ...
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Amazon S3 + Cloudfront VS Rackspace CloudFiles

I know this question came up lot of time on the internet , But I couldn't find any latest updates on this . So I gathered the information what I found and putting here and have few questions on it . ...
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Chrome not caching CloudFront video/audio; CloudFront delivers http 1.0 headers

With the following response header: HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: video/mp4 Content-Length: 3294545 Connection: keep-alive Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 21:17:34 GMT x-amz-meta-s3cmd-attrs: ...
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Randomly broken files from CloudFront

I host my software installers on S3 and distribute them through CloudFront. Had couple complaints of broken files from customers. Problems appeared the same night. My files are DMG disc images. ...
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Cherokee force gzip compression for HTTP/1.0

I am using CloudFront with a Cherokee origin server for static files. Cherokee serves gzipped content for direct browser requests without any problem. But when CloudFront requests content, Cherokee ...
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gzip_http_version set to 1.0 but sends 1.1

I am trying to set Amazon CloudFront up with Nginx using W3 Total Cache and WordPress multisite. CloudFront only works with http 1.0 so, I read that you need to change the http version in gzip to 1.0. ...
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Is Amazon s3 required if am using Cloudfront for files

I am planning to host a website in Amazon Ec2 instant. I got some basics from the docs. But I have few confusions. If am using cloudfront for CDN, do i really need to server files from s3? The site ...
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Setting up CloudFront CDN on a cookieless root domain

I have recently set up an AWS S3 bucket for my site's static content, along w/ a CloudFront distribution for my CDN. I have this working using a sub-domain. However, after running YSlow, I realized ...
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Caching video content on CDN

I'm currently running an application that delivers streaming video. All of the video content is hosted on our server, but we'd like to take some of the bandwidth load off of our server and speed up ...
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Using Amazon s3 and Cloudfront what is the best way to set expires headers and cache expiration

We have a huge bucket of photos on s3. We add and remove from this daily but it currently has millions of photos that we don't want to rewrite or update if possible. We have not set any expires ...
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Amazon Cloudfront, S3 and EC2

I'm trying to use Amazon Cloudfront as a CDN provider but unsure of what other services are meant to be. Do I have to use S3 and EC2 as Virtual Server to host my files and change hosting provider in ...
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CloudFront Dynamic Content & Apache using Multiple Virtual Hosts

I've tried to setup CloudFront to point to an Elastic Load Balancer. I can see the requests are reaching the web server (which as multiple Virtual hosts configured) however the requests always end up ...
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Why S3 website redirect location is not followed by CloudFront?

I have a website hosted on Amazon S3. It is the new version of an old website hosted on WordPress. I have set up some files with the metadata Website Redirect Locationto handle old location and ...
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Is Cloudfront inherently faster than S3 (without considering distance)?

Just a simple question but I can't find a definitive answer online. Of course cloudfront is good for serving content globally, but is the infrastructure there inherently different from s3, so tha even ...
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I get a 403 when requesting a JS file from CloudFront

This is new to me so please excuse me if I have no idea what I'm talking about (: I'm trying to set up my own CDN with CloudFront and S3 through a subdomain by adding a CNAME to that subdomain to ...
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Can you setup a whitelist for allowed files in Amazon CloudFront

I'm using CloudFront as a CDN, and my website as an origin for pulls. Basically, I have cdn.mydomain.com pointing over to Cloudfront, and Cloudfront pulls any requests from www.mydomain.com. ...
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S3 CORS through CloudFront not working in Firefox

I am using S3 CORS for serving fonts. If S3 domain name is used for serving fonts, it works in Firefox, but when CloudFront is used, it doesn't. Works with Google Chrome. My CORS configuration on S3 ...
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Do I need a ssl certificate if just pointing my domain to Cloudfront?

I have a website running on a domain (e.g site.com). I have an additional domain(e.g sitecdn.com) which basically points to Amazon Cloudfront for delivery. Amazon Cloudfront in turn basically fetches ...
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Simulating 1000 concurrent downloads

I'd like to simulate 1000 concurrent downloads of a single file from Cloudfront. I figured I'd setup ~10-20 xlarge EC2 instances for this. Is there an obvious way I'm missing to trigger this at the ...
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Creating url from the cloudfront aws

I have my js files which I have uploaded into the Amazon S3 and linked it with the Cloudfront. I got a url something like this : dxxxxxxxx.cloudfront.net But opening that url in my browser ( I'm ...
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Is whitelisting a CNAME enough?

We are working on setting up a list of domain names we need to have whitelisted for educational institutions who use our site. We are using AWS S3 as well as cloudfront. In our cloud front, we ...
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CloudFront - first access

We are storing video files in Amazon S3-Buckets, and do the playout via CloudFront. Unfortunately, although CloudFront has an origin-pull mechanism, the files are only transferred from S3 to the edges ...
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How to check Amazon cloudfront/S3 changelogs?

Can I see any kind of changelogs? And is it also possible to see the IP addresses (with or without the access tokens) that were used?
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Is CloudFront (backed by S3) a good way to serve user-uploaded pictures?

Is CloudFront (backed by S3) a good way to serve user-uploaded pictures? For example forum avatars. Or maybe there is a better way?
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CloudFront for dynamic content CDN

I would like to use CF as a CDN for my entire site, including static and dynamic content. I have been using CF for static content for a while and I am very happy with the results. I am now doing POC ...
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Redirect some URL requests to CloudFront and the rest direct to the normal server?

Say I have two types of URL requests that must be handled by my REST API: http://query.restapi.com/image.png?apikey=abc123 ...
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CloudFront cache limit

Say I am serving 3 million requests of static and dynamic images per month from an EC2 machine (origin), and each image is about 15 KB, and my guess is that the approximate amount stored in the ...
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Setting up Server 1 to parse and pass requests for static files to Server 2 and computationally intensive requests to Server 3

Problem: Our REST API is for requests for static images and requests for other computationally intensive tasks, such as rendering new images. We noticed that our Apache-Django server gets bogged ...
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Choosing between cloud (Cloudfoundry ) and virtual servers - for developers

I just came across some articles on how to setup your own cloud using Cloudfoundry and Ubuntu, this got me thinking, choosing our infrastructure, if we want to use our own servers what's the advantage ...
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CloudFront with Custom Origin and ELB

We are using CloudFront for our static assets but also wanted to allow for Gzip. We set up a new distribution with a custom origin pointing back to our application servers which are behind a elastic ...
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Max number of viewers for different types of Flash Media Server instances

I'm looking on Adobe Flash Media Server webiste, under Instance Types For each type of instance, it lists the "Simultaneous connections". If the instance I want lists "1000 RTMFP", does that mean ...
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Amazon CloudFrount on EC2

I know that i can mount s3 buckets with s3fs on EC2 instance. So i have next question can i somehow mount Amazon Cloud Front (my S3 buckets files) in EC2 instance?
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Anyone using RTMP on CloudFront? I can't specify a crossdomain.xml file

I'm using a streaming distribution on CloudFront to serve media via RTMP. Obviously I want to restrict the crossdomain.xml file but CloudFront is only serving it's default one. The docs give ...
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AWS Elastic load balancer doesn't decrease instances from Alarm Trigger

I have a load balancer that I created an auto-scaling-group and launch-config for. I created the auto-scaling-group with a min-size of 1 and max size of 20. I have a scaledown policy: ...
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CloudFront - Users requests static files non-stop to make your bill high?

I had this weird wondering once. If I am using CloudFront as my CDN, I pay per requests made on my static files. So here comes the wondering. Can one keep requesting the same file in a non-stop ...
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How to show a “linked from site X” placeholder instead of actual photo?

I’m hosting a bunch of photos on Amazon S3 and also running Amazon CloudFront for them. Also, I’m running a custom domain name. Now, in case someone tries to embed the image to another website, I’d ...
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S3 to cloudfront edge location vs cloudfront to end user transfer ratio

We host videos in amazon S3 and use cloudfront to deliver them. Here is last months numbers: 4,2 TB total traffic from cloudfront to end user. 4 TB of this is in europe, the rest mainly in the US. ...