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Comment: Re:HTTP hints at a solution (Score 1) 203

by arjennienhuis (#28391433) Attached to: Attack On a Significant Flaw In Apache Released

A HTTP response can not start until the whole request has finished. So sending a status code is impossible.

The same problem happens if you try to POST a file that is too large. The webserver knows this after the Content-Length header but cannot respond until after you send the whole file. The only thing the webserver can do is to close the connection.

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