Topic: Consequences of file uploads
Mods, my apologies if this is in the wrong section. Please move or delete at your discretion.
I've been using the file column plugin with one of my apps to allow a user to upload an image. I'm using some of the validations that come with it to check content type, image size(kb Mb etc)and so forth. What I didn't know is that when a user uploads a file, it's stored in a tmp directory before being validated.
Is this considered good practice? Is this how file upload generally works? What if a bunch of users decide to upload really large files...think gigs. Would this screw things up in the back end? I'm sorry for dumping a newbie question like this in here...been messing around with rails for a few months and am pretty much new to programming. Thanks for any insights or input.
It's not the size of the app that matters, it's how you code it. ~ railsenvy