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From "Ivan Ristic" <ivan.ris...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Limiting response body length
Date Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:11:49 GMT
On 2/12/07, Ding Deng <ding.deng@gmail.com> wrote:
> "Dziugas Baltrunas" <dziugas@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > Hi list,
> >
> > I'm wondering if there any plans to implement implement a response
> > body length limitation inside mod_proxy?
> >
> > For now we have only a global LimitRequestBody and what I'm looking is
> > an analog "LimitResponseBody". In case Apache HTTP works as a
> > reverse/forward proxy, it's usual case for a proxy to block
> > downloading files of a certain size (huge MP3 files as an example).
> >
> > To illustrate, squid for this purpose has reply_body_max_size [1]
> > parameter. Looks like it is only Content-Length response header (if
> > any) dependent, but IMHO with Apache filtering mechanism it should be
> > possible to cancel a fetch transaction when output byte counter
> > reaches some boundary.
> >
> > I've also tried to look at exiting third party modules like
> > mod_throttle [2] (deprecated), mod_cband [3] and mod_bw [4], but all
> > of them seem to be tied on bandwidth limitations and not a limits of a
> > single request.
>
> mod_security may do the trick.

It would do the trick, but only for those transactions that have
response buffering enabled. When buffering is not enabled limits are
not enforced.

>
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > [1] http://www.visolve.com:81/squid/squid30/accesscontrols.php#reply_body_max_size
> > [2] http://www.snert.com/Software/apache.html
> > [3] http://cband.linux.pl/
> > [4] http://bwmod.sourceforge.net/, http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/mod_bw/
> >
> > --
> > Dziugas Baltrunas
>


-- 
Ivan Ristic

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