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From peter pilsl <>
Subject [users@httpd] The real meaning of TimeOut-Directive and Upload of big files
Date Sat, 18 Feb 2006 13:33:33 GMT

I have apache2 running and some users use a cgi-uploadform on the server 
and IE to upload bigger files. They report that with "big files" in 
approx. 50% the upload fails and IE prints a page "requested page is not 

I was thinking if this is a TimeOut-Problem with apache or with IE and 
if I could resolv the issue by changing the TimeOut-Directive to a 
bigger value.

What happens if a user uploads a big file and the upload takes longer 
than specified in "TimeOut"?

There seems to be a different meaning when using POST and/or GET.  With 
GET its the total time and with POST its the time between receiving 
tcp-packages.  (according to the docs of the apache-core-module)

For uploading files is always POST (?) the upload should also be able to 
take hours without the TimeOut-Directive getting in the way as long as a 
package sneaks in every 300seconds?


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