At 20:18 27.11.2002, Ernest E Vogelsinger spoke out and said:
>Error 413 certainly denotes that the web server refuses to handle the
>request. No idea how to configure this value but I'm sure it can be done
>with Apache. I see a better chance of getting this answere on the apache
>mailing list.

I should check first and holler later.

 From the Apache docs (1.3.2):

LimitRequestBody directive
Syntax: LimitRequestBody bytes
Default: LimitRequestBody 0
Context: server config, virtual host, directory, .htaccess
Status: core
Compatibility: LimitRequestBody is only available in Apache 1.3.2 and later. 
This directive specifies the number of bytes from 0 (meaning unlimited) to
2147483647 (2GB) that are allowed in a request body. The default value is
defined by the compile-time constant DEFAULT_LIMIT_REQUEST_BODY (0 as

The LimitRequestBody directive allows the user to set a limit on the
allowed size of an HTTP request message body within the context in which
the directive is given (server, per-directory, per-file or per-location).
If the client request exceeds that limit, the server will return an error
response instead of servicing the request. The size of a normal request
message body will vary greatly depending on the nature of the resource and
the methods allowed on that resource. CGI scripts typically use the message
body for passing form information to the server. Implementations of the PUT
method will require a value at least as large as any representation that
the server wishes to accept for that resource.

This directive gives the server administrator greater control over abnormal
client request behavior, which may be useful for avoiding some forms of
denial-of-service attacks.

If, for example, you are permitting file upload to a particular location,
and wich to limit the size of the uploaded file to 100K, you might use the
following directive:

LimitRequestBody 102400

Try this directive if you have access to the server configuration. If you
have only a virtual directory you might also use your .htaccess file,
provided the directory has been configured using AllowOverride Limit, or
AllowOverride All.

   >O Ernest E. Vogelsinger 
   (\) ICQ #13394035 

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