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From Ruediger Pluem <>
Subject Re: mod_cache responsibilities vs mod_xxx_cache provider responsibilities
Date Wed, 20 Sep 2006 19:50:05 GMT

On 09/20/2006 08:27 PM, Issac Goldstand wrote:
> Graham Leggett wrote:
>>On Wed, September 20, 2006 5:27 pm, Brian Akins wrote:
>>>unless 0 is a valid content-length, which it can be.  Also, what about
>>>when we are reading something in without a know C-L, for example from an
>>>origin doing chunks?
>>I am not sure what the current cache code does to handle chunked entities
>>without a content length - in theory allowing the code to cache bodies of
>>no predetermined size leaves the cache open to a potential DoS.

You can set a max cache file size (CacheMaxFileSize) which prevents caching files that are
larger then
a specfic size. This is checked after each bucket is written to the disk. If the
stream is larger then the max file size the file gets deleted and caching of this request
is stopped. So this also works with chunked responses.

> Nothing, IIRC.  Any reason we can't add a C-L filter immediately after
> CACHE_SAVE to de-chunk and C-L it as needed?

First of all I guess you mean: BEFORE the CACHE_SAVE filter :-).
Yes, there is a reason why we cannot do this: This would create a possible DoS, because we
have to
suck in the whole response first before actually forwarding it. Also this would not work with



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