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Apache file upload error with https: read timed out


         Processing of multipart/form-data request failed. Read timed out
      at org.apache.commons.fileupload.FileUploadBase.parseRequest(
      at org.apache.commons.fileupload.servlet.ServletFileUpload.parseRequest(
Caused by: Read timed out
      at Method)
      at org.apache.commons.fileupload.util.Streams.copy(
      at org.apache.commons.fileupload.util.Streams.copy(
      at org.apache.commons.fileupload.FileUploadBase.parseRequest(
      ... 28 more

Causes and solutions

This error is related to
It stated that, this problem may occur when all the following conditions are true:

  • You have installed Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
  • The Web page to which you upload the file uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection.
  • The URL to connect to the secure Web site starts with https://.
  • The Web page to which you upload the file is one of the following:
    • An active server page (.asp).
    • A Web page that uses a script to process the uploaded file.
So the solutions is:
  • (Server) Fix the upload page, use a plain Submit button and not use additional javascript to process the submit, or/and
  • (Client) Apply the Microsoft hot fix listed above (

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