Memory Leak if Large File Upload Is Cancelled Prematurely

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Symptoms
If you use Request for Comment (RFC) 1867 to upload a large file to anActive Server Page (ASP) and the transfer procedure is terminatedprematurely by the client, a memory leak the size of the file occurs. Forexample, if you are uploading a 10 megabyte (MB) file and then disconnectbefore the file is completely uploaded, the memory leak is 10MB. Note thatthe ASP page calls Request.BinaryRead.
Resolution
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

NOTE: You must install SP4 before installing this fix.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft InternetInformation Server version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.
Properties

Article ID: 197377 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 09:53:00 - Revision: 5.0

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