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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: DoS with mod_deflate & range requests
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:34:29 GMT
On 8/23/2011 4:00 PM, Greg Ames wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:32 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>     I suggest we should be parsing and reassembling the list before we
>     start the bucket logic. 
>     I propose we satisfy range requests in the only sensible manner, returning
>     the ranges in sequence,
> yeah, overlapping ranges should be merged up front. That ought to completely fix the

So the only remaining question; are we free to reorder them into sequence?

Even in the most pedantic case, I believe that the total array shouldn't
ever exceed 1024, because in those cases a large number of the acceptable
expected ranges should be in the nnn-nnn, format, or 8 characters long,
out of our MAX_LINE_LENGTH of some 8190.  If we argue that asking for
single bytes is simply wrong, we should probably allocate some 16 ranges
and grow the list by a power of four, resulting in a max of some 4 allocs
and maximum memory consumption of less than 64k per request.

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