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HTTP Server Returns HTTP-413 Request Entity Too Large Despite No Such Limit Is Hit (Doc ID 400125.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version to [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Oracle Containers for J2EE - Version to [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Containers for J2EE - Version: to
This problem can occur on any platform.


A rich client sends a POST request (XMLRPC) via the HTTP Server and mod_oc4j to a J2EE application in OC4J.

The POST request has jsessionid encoded in the URL, and there is are to directly-following slashes in the URL, i.e. the request like looks like:

Despite the POST body and request Content-Length is small (<4KB) and there are no configured limits for any of LimitRequestBody, LimitRequestFields, LimitRequestFieldsize and LimitRequestLine.




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