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We had a client trying to upload a 44mb file, and it was failing. The ColdFusion page that that did the upload had a very high timeout setting, so I didn't think that timeout was the issue. The ColdFusion administrator had a request limit set of 100MB (which I believe is the default). What was up?
It took a bit of googling to realize that IIS7 (the webserver on our Windows 2008 Server), had a default request limit of 30MB. The solution is rather simple. With IIS7, a web.config file can be used to set a variety of webserver settings, so I added one to the site that was having the problem. Here are the contents of the file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
This sets the request size limit to 100MB, to bring it in line with ColdFusion. This isn't the only thing that can be controlled with web.config. For some information on how to tighten security on a site using web.config see this page: http://www.petefreitag.com/item/741.cfm
Comments (1) Posted on May 3, 2010 1:44:47 PM EDT by David Hammond
Last night I was trying to disable script execution in the uploads folder of a site running in IIS (Windows 2008). It is also running ColdFusion, which turned out to be important. I ran into a couple problems.
The first was that I had no idea how to do that in IIS7. I knew how to do it in IIS6, but everything is different in IIS7. I thought I would be able to just find it, but after poking around for a while, I gave up and ran to Google. Turns out the new location to set this is in Handler Mappings. If you go to the Handler Mappings feature for a directory and click on "Edit Feature Permissions...", you can uncheck the "Script" permission.
So I did that, and I thought I was done, but then I noticed that not only could I not run scripts from the directory, but trying to access a static file, such as a gif, also gave me a "403 Access Denied" message. Strange.
It turns out that ColdFusion installs a wildcard script map, which means that it is set up to handle all files, even static ones. I don't know what the reason for this is (and I would love to find out if anybody knows), but it was getting in the way of the default static file handler. I had to remove that handler for the directory in order for the static files to be served properly.
Comments (5) Posted on July 28, 2009 11:14:36 AM EDT by David Hammond
That's it! If you want more details information, want to set up different compression for different sites, or want to compress dynamic pages too, you should of course read the above link.
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