[erlang-questions] Cowboy/giallo {error,badlength}

Dmitrii Dimandt dmitrii@REDACTED
Wed May 15 16:56:46 CEST 2013

> Comments interspersed.
> > I have a very small and very stupid question about Cowboy (or, perhaps, giallo? )
> That would be giallo.
> > giallo:post_param(<<"param_name">>, Req)  returns {error, badlength} for rather short texts (I really need to post much larger texts).
> > How can I raise the limit on the body length?
> You've hit the default MaxBodyLength of 16kb: https://github.com/extend/cowboy/blob/master/guide/req.md#request-body
> I've just pushed a new version with a post_param/4 which lets you optionally specify your own MaxBodyLength or the atom infinity to ignore the body_length check.


> Remember that the body_length check was added to cowboy to mitigate a possible DoS scenario: https://gist.github.com/josevalim/eea34c1c76056d2fdf4f

Yes, I saw that one as well. I wonder if this can be governed by a configuration parameter somewhere

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