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From "Houser, Rick" <>
Subject RE: POST Body Buffer?
Date Fri, 19 Jun 2009 20:37:32 GMT
That's exactly the type of thing I was looking for.  I'll dig into it
first think Monday.

Thank You! 

Rick Houser
Auto-Owners Insurance
Systems Support

-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan Ristic [] 
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: POST Body Buffer?

Are your multi-megabyte submissions going to use multipart/form-data
encoding? If so, ModSecurity does exactly what you need when you enable
request body buffering.


On 19 Jun 2009, at 21:01, "Houser, Rick" <> wrote:

> I'm facing a situation where we may be required to handle multi- 
> megabyte POST submissions from dial-up users.  We want to avoid tying 
> up the backend servers for long periods of time if possible.  Does 
> anyone know of either built-in support for pre-buffering complete POST

> request bodies (i.e. avoid streaming through to the WAS plug-in) or a 
> module that would do that same?
> If no, does this approach sound right?
> Input filter that:
> (a) determines if it should do anything (looks at the content-length, 
> URL, etc.)
> (b) looks at each bucket (AP_MODE_PEEK?), holds a reference, and 
> returns a empty brigade unless EOS found
> (c) if EOS found, the output brigade is filled with all the existing 
> buckets
> I'm currently running 2.0, but could bump up my migration to 2.2 if 
> there's a specific feature that would help.
> Thanks,
> Rick Houser
> Auto-Owners Insurance
> Systems Support
> (517)703-2580

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