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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Request enitity too large - HTTP/1.1 413
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2003 16:20:31 GMT
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>From: Distribution Lists []
>I 'm running
>Apache httpd-2.0.40-11.5
>SquirrelMail 1.4.2
>I'm running into a problem when I attach a 1.3MB file and hit send
>I'm getting back from Apache a HTTP/1.1 413 Request enitity too large.
>I suspected that this was a PHP limitation so I checked my php.ini,
>and found this
>; Maximum size of POST data that PHP will accept.
>post_max_size = 8M

>From a quick look in the code (src/main/http_protocol.c) it looks like
apache will throw this error;

"...if it fills up the buffer before finding the end-of-line.  This is
only going to happen if it exceeds the configured limit for a

So this implies you might get round it by setting LimitRequestLine (see

However, I always thought that 413 was thrown in response to the amount
of data being submitted, rather than the size of the request line. But
the comment in the source seems to contradict that.

Give it a try and let us know...
Owen Boyle
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>So I don't think it is this...anyone else seen this problem.
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