large file uploads to Apache

robin at robin at
Fri Jul 20 16:09:12 EDT 2001

I need to accept very large files over an HTTP(S) connection to
Apache. My understanding is that Apache must have enough memory
available to store the entire file. I'm looking for alternatives, in
order to minimise memory consumption, which as I see it boils down to
one of these:

1. Write my own module in Python that will listen on a socket for a
request and handle the file upload in chunks.

2. Find a mod for Apache so it will do the same.

My Apache knowledge is minimal. 

Anyone been this route before?

robin at
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