by vok
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Hello all,

I signed up to Amazon S3 not so long ago but I've been having some issues. The first was my S3 file links that I'm using don't look the same as to others using the service. for example below.

Mine: https://s3.amazonaws.com/<BUCKET>/<FILE_NAME>.mp4

Other websites: http://<SOME_NAME>.s3.amazonaws.com/<BUCKET>/<FILE_NAME>.mp4

My links don't seem to have the <SOME_NAME> section in them and I have no idea how to set that up or if it makes any difference.

The second problem I have been having is that for the past two weeks loads of files have been creating themselves automatically every couple of minutes only a few hundred bytes each in size. I have no idea what's causing the problem but each file has a name like 8-24-2011-H36383783BVETVD or something.

Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks!
#amazon #problems
  • Profile picture of the author sylarrr
    I think the <SOME_NAME> part is referencing to the cloud rack (server name/physical location)
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  • Profile picture of the author Tracey_Meagher
    I've recently started using this service too and my links are the same as yours. I'm worried about their security and stuff. I guess I need to look into this more.
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  • Profile picture of the author mylesagnew
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/<BUCKET>/<FILE_NAME>.mp4
    That's a direct link to S3 bucket.

    http://<SOME_NAME>.s3.amazonaws.com/<BUCKET>/<FILE_NAME>.mp4
    That link is using CDN (Content Delivery Network) the service is call cloudfront in Amazon.

    I have no idea what's causing the problem but each file has a name like 8-24-2011-H36383783BVETVD or something
    Looks like you've got logging turned on and it's storing the logs in that bucket.

    What exactly are you trying to achieve?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tracey_Meagher
    Update, I'm now using a secure download plugin and I now have the <SOME_NAME> type links.
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