[BusyBox] Is httpd capable of file upload ?

Glenn Engel at Home glenne at engel.org
Sat Oct 4 00:54:03 UTC 2003

Vladimir,  I know you've never been a fan of the automatic env variables
since you don't use them but I would have to disagree strongly with the
removal of the $CGI_foo variables.  This is becuase users are using this
feature, it is critical for very low memory/low performance systems to avoid
having to parse form data, and breaks the original 'lite' notion of httpd.
If users want a full blown httpd then they should use other options such as

I would instead suggest that looking at the size of the content length of
the post,  detection of multipart, or size of POST arguments could serve as
a trigger for removal of the CGI_foo variables.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vladimir N. Oleynik" <dzo at simtreas.ru>
To: <f.callaghan at ieee.org>; "Glenn Engel" <glenne at engel.org>
Cc: <busybox at busybox.net>; <matthias.fuchs at esd-electronics.com>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 2:33 AM
Subject: Re: [BusyBox] Is httpd capable of file upload ?

> Frank R Callaghan wrote:
> > On Friday 05 September 2003 04:57 am, Holger Schurig wrote:
> >
> >>On Friday 05 September 2003 10:00, Vladimir N. Oleynik wrote:
> >>
> >>>Matthias,
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>can anybody give me a hint if the Busybox httpd is capable of
> >>>>handling file uploads? Is "multipart/form-data" handled correctly?
> >>>
> >>>Unsupport.
> >>>Use ftpd server, for example: nice ftp server for busybox:
> >>>http://www.troll.no/freebies/ftpd.html
> >>
> >>For the http://www.openzaurus.org distribution I made a ProFTPD package.
> >>
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> >
> > I use http://www.kessels.com/Upload/ , it works very well, no ftp
required ;)
>  > the BusyBox 1.0pre3 httpd daemon does not set the CONTENT_TYPE env
>  > variable when calling a CGI script.  It does set CONTENT_LENGTH.
>  > This is needed for CGI scripts to determine how a POST is encoded (e.g.
>  > x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data).  Comparing with the BOA
>  > web server I note that BOA also outputs PATH_TRANSLATED and SERVER_ADDR
>  > which httpd does not.  Don't know how important those are.
>  > Had a quick look at the code and it appears that we need to parse the
>  > Content-Type header in addition to doing an addEnv() of the extracted
>  > result.  I will try to look at it tommorrow if I can.
> Ok. Last version httpd support now:
> AUTH_TYPE(Basic always).
> - POST data pipied now (previous version have loading into memory may be
> size data and reducing with hardcoded limit)
> - removed $CGI_foo environment variables, else my have rubbish enviroment
> POST data have big binary file
> --w
> vodz


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