[Catalyst] Re: Upload problem

Florent Angly florent.angly at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 18:13:17 GMT 2008

Adeola, t0m and J, thanks for your answers!

I don't really expect that users will transfer files this big over the 
web. However I expect that my app will be usable on desktop computers 
using a webinterface and the awesome functionality that the Catalyst 
local test server provides, in which case "uploading" big files will be 
quite fast.

I did not even think that the webbrowser could be a limit here. But 
after looking at this, it would seems that you are right: 

I have now tried several browsers (Firefox, Epiphany, Internet 
Explorer), but none of them worked. Firefox and Epiphany did not 
complain and just refreshed the page, whereas Internet Explorer 
complained that "The page cannot be displayed".

In conclusion, t0m and J, I'd be interested in knowing what browser you 
used, or if you did any client side chopping of the files to allow 
uploading of files larger than 2GB. If there's no easy way, I could 
always forget about a workaround and have users put/upload the files 
manually, it's not like it's going to happen everyday.


J. Shirley wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:44 AM, Adeola Awoyemi
> <adeola at digitalcraftsmen.net> wrote:
>> On 23/12/08 10:33, Florent Angly wrote:
>>> I still haven't made any progress on this issue... Any hint on where to
>>> look to debug this problem?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Florent
>> Hi Florent,
>> I suspect this is not working because the file is too big. Web uploads are
>> really meant to small files - I'd say not more that 10MB (I'd usually go for
>> less). But, if you want to upload xxGB size files, I'd say use FTP, scp or
>> rsync. I think this is why you haven't had a response?
>> HTH
>> Adeola.
> This isn't true at all.  The previous notion of upload limits (thanks
> CGI.pm) are mostly there to prevent DDoS attacks, but not because of
> some intention.
> As Tom points out, a lot of applications are used to much larger uploads.
> -J
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