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Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Mon Jul 28 13:52:29 EDT 2003

Bcc: jesse at bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-devel] Long attachments timeout
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On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 02:29:47AM -0700, Stanislav Sinyagin wrote:
> After the mail body is passed to Apache, the mail handler takes few minutes 
> to process the long attachment. During this post-processing, HTTP POST 
> operation is not yet finished, and Apache returns error 500 after 300 seconds 
> (the default Timeout value). 

Minutes? That surprises me. What database? That sounds like you have
something badly mistuned.

> I think the mail handler should finalize the HTTP session before starting 
> to process the message body.

You mean that the server should tell the client "Ok, I've recorded the
message, you're done" before it has done so? That's a very, very bad
idea. That could easily result in lost messages.

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