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From "\"Crash\" Dummy" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Setting request URI length limit
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 14:05:28 GMT
I have Apache 2.2.4 installed on Windows 2000 pro. When I receive a request
longer than 8192 (I think), the server responds with a 414 (Request URI too
long) error. That's fine, but I would like to know if it is adjustable (likely
downward), and if it can be set for a specific method (GET, POST, SEARCH).

This caught my interest because of a repeated exploit attempt I get which is
actually aimed at an IIS server. The exploit, which is probably trying to
overrun a buffer, sends a SEARCH request with about 32 KB of binary garbage.
Apache is handling the situation with no problem, but I'm a control freak. :-)

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