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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat sucks at receiving large messages
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2003 15:33:44 GMT

Perhaps if you share your servlet which writes the message body to a
file, we could help you write a better servlet ;)

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stewart, Daniel J []
>Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 11:31 AM
>Subject: Tomcat sucks at receiving large messages
>When receiving a HTTP 1.0 POST with a 10kbyte payload, my doPost()
>method writes the message body to a file. The file is the right size,
>but my data is nulled out (set to 0) after correctly receiving about
>In frustration, I set the Connector bufferSize parameter to "1000000",
>to discover that I could now receive about 4kbytes of my 10kbyte
>message. I then proceeded to write my own Java server to receive the
>message and write it to a file, and it works just fine.
>I am at a loss - can anyone suggest what could be causing this problem?
>Tomcat version: 4.1.27
>Tomcat configuration: Out-of-the-box (except for my app's WEB-INF)
>OS: solaris 2.9
>My servlet skill level: medium-low
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