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

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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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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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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. ...
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How to set cache control headers

How do I go about setting the cache control headers for specific files on my web server? I'm running a LAMP environment. I don't want to set the cache control sitewide, just for a few files. I am ...
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How do I make single page expiration 1 hour CloudFront

I am using CloudFront to distribute content from one of my domains. There is no S3 tie-in here. By default, content expires after 24 hours, which is fine for most of the data on the website, ...
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Does anyone have a config to process AWS CloudFront/S3 logs with AWStats (or similar sw)?

I don't want to give an external company like s3stat access to my logs. I know that AWS logs S3 and Cloud Front in a format readable by AWStats. Has anyone used AWSats to analyze them? S3stat used ...
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Forcing CloudFront to pass-through the latest HTML file from S3

Background I'm hosting a static site on S3, with CloudFront over the top. The issue I have is with my HTML files. According to CloudFront's FAQ: Amazon CloudFront uses these cache control ...
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Preload/Prime Amazon Cloud Front CDN before move.

I am changing CDNs and I would like to preload some content to AWS Cloud Front so that my origin server is not hammered during that transition. Any tips?
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Webstats for large Amazon S3/Cloudfront logs?

I'm trying to find a way to parse our Amazon S3 access logs to get some webstats. I've been trying to use AWStats 7, but I got to the point of where after day 9 of a given month it can't process any ...
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Large downloads from AWS EC2 are slow

We have an EC2 instance in the Ireland datacenter. Running off this is a website that permits the download of several files whose size ranges from 10MB to 200MB. The site stores the files on EBS. The ...
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Is it possible to get a breakdown of the bandwidth usage by file in AWS CloudFront?

My sites traffic is finally starting to peak, and I am a heavy user of AWS CloudFront. I'd like to optimize our bandwidth, but I don't see anyway of getting a detailed breakdown of which files are ...
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http headers necessary ensure cloudfront distributed files don't get browser cached

I have a Rails-generated JS file that I want to distribute via CloudFront (using my Rails app on EC2 as the origin server). Does anyone know which headers I should use in the response for my JS file ...
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Can you have public and private files on the same Cloudfront distribution?

We have files serving through the Cloudfront CDN and we need to have some files to be public and some others to be private. One option would be to have two different buckets and distributions but it ...
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Should AWS CloudFront *increase* load time for infrequently accessed files?

I am new to CDNs and experimenting with CloudFront. I have set everything up and all appears to be working fine. I can create a static image on a page and access it though my CloudFront distribution. ...
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How to restrict access just to cloudfront from a custom origin server?

if i understood well, in order to create a custom origin distribution, I need to make public those files on my custom origin server. In my case, that will be put those files into a public dir of an ...
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Set TTL for CloudFront files to 1 year

I know we can set the expires header to Amazon S3, but how do I set it for a cloudfront file ? I've read that we can set the TTL from 24hrs to 1hr, but I want to set it for 1 year.
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Using EC2 as a Cloudfront Origin Server

Amazon has recently added the ability to use any server as an origin server for Cloudfront, removing the original S3 only restriction. My question is- how do I set this up? The AWS web-gui seems to ...
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Static website cname problem, cloudfront

Hey guys, one quick question. I've got a problem setting the cname for my domain http://snaremedia.com . I use godaddy and set the www cname to point at my cloudfront url, but currently my domain only ...
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Best way to implement Amazon CloudFront for established website

Some of you may have a solution for this, and I need to hear it. Basically, you have a website, a lot of categories ( games, blog etc ). The idea would be to use Amazon CDN for images, flv's, ...
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Using .htaccess to serve files from Amazon S3 CloudFront

My ideal setup would be to take a current clients site, upload a .htaccess with a regex inside, that would match the URI, and if it finds a certain file extension, it would use the same path, but with ...
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How can I limit CloudFront downloads

I'm looking to use Amazon's CloudFront to host some content in the near future. Currently, I'm keeping it very simple and I'm just uploading my content to S3 and then making a distribution available ...