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From "Andreas Probst" <>
Subject Re: [FileUpload] Speeding up uploads
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2003 05:41:54 GMT
I think it has to do with MIME. It blows binary files up to fit 
into the ASCII stream. I'm not sure about the ration, but I 
think it's about one fifth more.

On 11 Jun 2003 at 9:30, Cindy Ballreich wrote:

> This is slightly off-topic since it doesn't specifically refer to
> FileUpload, but I'm not finding info anywhere else so I might as
> well ask...
> I've noticed that uploads using multipart/form-data encoding are
> a lot slower than other types of uploads (especially on large
> files). I've tested using org.apache.commons.fileupload,
> com.oreilly.servlet.multipart, and a perl cgi script. All three
> give the same results. The upload speeds seem to be about half
> that of an ftp upload of the same file on the same type of
> connection. Are there any tricks or techniques for speeding up
> multipart/form-data uploads of large files? 
> Tomcat 4.1.24 with Apache 1.3.26 (mod_jk) and fileupload 1.0-rc1
> on RedHat 7.3
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