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From "Gordon Mohr (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HTTPCORE-4) feature request: optional header limits to contain OOME risks
Date Fri, 19 May 2006 01:32:06 GMT
feature request: optional header limits to contain OOME risks

         Key: HTTPCORE-4
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCORE-4
     Project: Jakarta HttpCore
        Type: New Feature

  Components: HttpCore  
    Versions: 4.0-alpha1    
    Reporter: Gordon Mohr

It would be desirable to be able to specify limits in the parsing of HTTP messages, so that
impractically large content (inadvertently or maliciously) fails in a manageable way, rather
than triggering an OutOfMemoryError. 

One possibility would be to set limits on HTTP header line lengths and number of headers;
once exceeded, an exception would be thrown.  

Another would be to set a byte-total cap on how much content can be considered to contribute
to the headers; past that cap, an exception would be thrown.

A possible wrinkle would be implementing compatible limits at other places mid- or late-message
where unbounded numbers of headers could again appear (multipart; chunked; footers). 

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