Problems with sample httpd setup

Steve Purcell stephen_purcell@REDACTED
Wed Aug 8 11:24:24 CEST 2001

Erik Reitsma (ELN) wrote:
> If you flatten the error list (e.g. lists:flatten(...)), you will find
> that the error is:
> "Error reading request: header too long: 256 + 223"

Aha! Thanks.

> May somebody wiser find what this means for you.

I got lucky and figured it out myself by following the error message back
to its source in the code; I needed to add the following to the httpd
conf file:

  MaxHeaderSize 800

Then, everything appears to work okay.

The default is 256, which would seem to be inadequate. (I'm still not sure
*which* header was too long.)

Thanks again,


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