[EP-tech] Re: Request a copy for large documents
tdb2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu May 31 13:59:12 BST 2012
On Thu, 2012-05-31 at 13:01 +1000, Mark Gregson wrote:
> Hi all
> We recently found that the request a copy feature is being used to
> request documents which are large than the limit that has been set on
> our mail server. The result is an error returned to the repository’s
> admin email address. We can’t get the limit raised/removed so we need
> to look for an alternate solution.
> I can see a few solutions:
> 1. Prevent ‘Request a copy’ showing for larger documents.
> 2. Send an email to the requesting user with a link to a secret
> URL to provide time-limited access to the resource.
> 3. Use an alternate mail server (not feasible).
> Someone has thought about option 2 because I found this wiki page,
> http://wiki.eprints.org/w/OneShareWishList. I gather this is related
> to Edshare but I’m not sure if anything has been implemented or if it
> will be applicable as we don’t use Edshare.
The UI for this shouldn't be too difficult - you will need to subclass
Request::Respond, so that instead of sending the document it sends a
link with a secret.
To work with HTML documents you will need to set a cookie (via a
redirecting CGI script) and use that cookie to grant access in
All the best,
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