FastCGI application not receiving multi-part data

Daniel Rhodes rhodes.daniel at
Thu Jul 16 13:24:59 MSD 2009

I'm not familiar with that particular problem, although here are the
settings I use for the fcgi buffers (which has worked with me for
files > 1GB being passed on to PHP):

fastcgi_connect_timeout         60;
fastcgi_send_timeout            180;
fastcgi_read_timeout            180;
fastcgi_buffer_size             128k;
fastcgi_buffers                 4 256k;
fastcgi_busy_buffers_size       256k;
fastcgi_temp_file_write_size    256k;
fastcgi_intercept_errors        on;
fastcgi_pass_header             *;

There are also other values, like the document body size which should
be set. You can find information about that in the documentation.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 1:56 AM, gerryw<nginx-forum at> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Daniel:
>>Is your FastCGI running on a socket or a port? On Linux, it should be
>>a socket (e.g. unix:/tmp/php.sock) , but on FreeBSD it should be a
>>port (e.g. I found this to be the cause of uploads
>>not being passed back through fastcgi one time.
> I was using a port. When I switched to a unix:socket I started getting some data, but it's either garbage or incomplete, because the parser segfaults trying to parse it. Could it be some kind of buffer size issue?
> Almir:
>> Did you remember to add enctype="multipart/form-data"?
> Yes.
> Thanks,
> Gerry
> Posted at Nginx Forum:,4091,4099#msg-4099

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