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From htt...@karsites.net
Subject Re: [users@httpd] undocumented POST size limit?
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2006 12:38:42 GMT

What script language are you using to process the uploaded 
file? You may be better off using pure ftp for file uploads 
of that size.

HTH

Keith

In theory, theory and practice are the same;
In practice they are not. 

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Anthony DiSante wrote:

> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> From: Anthony DiSante <tech.one@encodable.com>
> Subject: [users@httpd] undocumented POST size limit?
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I'm running Apache 2.0.54 on a Linux system here.  Across my LAN, I can
> upload a 1.4GB file to it via POST with a CGI script, no problem.  But if
> I try to upload a 2.1GB file, the upload never starts; the server refuses
> it.
> 
> I checked the server's access log to see what was going on.  When the
> client was Internet Explorer, the access log shows just a single line:
> 
> 192.168.1.10 - - [10/Feb/2006:06:58:22 -0500] "POST
> /cgi-bin/upload/filechucker.cgi?&serial=1182736... HTTP/1.1" 413 428
> "http://192.168.1.5/cgi-bin/upload/filechucker.cgi" "Mozilla/4.0
> (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)"
> 
> As you can see, the response code is 413, which is "Request Entity Too
> Large".  And the client receives an error page in the browser.
> 
> When the client is Firefox, however, the request is never logged at all,
> and no error is sent to the browser -- it just sits there as though you'd
> never attempted to start the upload in the first place.
> 
> In both cases, though, the upload never even begins.  I'm trying to figure
> out why this is.  The Apache docs mention a LimitRequestBody directive
> which would seem to be it, except that it defaults to 0, i.e. unlimited.
> And even when I explicitly set it to 0 in my Apache config, I get the same
> behavior.
> 
> Can anyone else confirm this behavior, or report that they actually CAN
> upload a file >2GB?  Or is there some other setting that could be limiting
> the size of POST data?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -- 
> Anthony DiSante
> Encodable Industries
> http://encodable.com/
> 
> 
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