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From "Karr, David" <david.k...@wamu.net>
Subject RE: How to make HttpClient NOT send "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive"?
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2006 13:32:37 GMT
Ok, how do I diagnose that, and is there anything I can do about it? 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 2:51 AM
> To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> Subject: RE: How to make HttpClient NOT send 
> "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive"?
> 
> On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 14:21 -0700, Karr, David wrote:
> > Sigh.
> > 
> > Adding the "Connection: close" header didn't help.  In 
> fact, I don't 
> > even see it in Ethereal.  I don't get that.
> > 
> > Adding a derived HttpConnectionManager didn't help.  I derived from 
> > SimpleHttpConnectionManager, just adding a 
> releaseConnection() method 
> > that closes the connection.  I added a print statement to 
> the method 
> > to make sure it got there.
> > 
> > There must be something else that causes the first 
> connection on the 
> > thread to be slower than the 2nd-Nth connections.
> > 
> 
> I suspect that something is likely to be SSL session caching.
> 
> Oleg
> 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:25 AM
> > > To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> > > Subject: RE: How to make HttpClient NOT send
> > > "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive"?
> > > 
> > > On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 11:02 -0700, Karr, David wrote:
> > > > Acknowledged.
> > > > 
> > > ....
> > > > So, is there any way I can convince HttpClient to make the
> > > connection
> > > > go away between each test case (between each pair of requests, 
> > > > that is)?  I figured getting it to not send the "Keep-Alive"
> > > header would
> > > > do it, but apparently you're saying that that is necessary
> > > for SSL to work.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > This is a whole different story. In order to disable connection 
> > > persistence you can (1) add "Connection: close" to each 
> request or 
> > > (2) implement a custom connection manager (or extend an existing 
> > > one) and close connections upon their release in the 
> > > HttpConnectionManager#releaseConnection method
> > > 
> > > Hope this helps,
> > > 
> > > Oleg
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org]
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:27 AM
> > > > > To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> > > > > Subject: RE: How to make HttpClient NOT send
> > > > > "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive"?
> > > > > 
> > > > > On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 10:09 -0700, Karr, David wrote:
> > > > > > Well, the URL I'm going to is using https, but I'm not
> > > > > doing anything
> > > > > > specific with SSL in the HttpClient connection.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > That pretty much explains why you are seeing 
> "Proxy-Connection:
> > > > > Keep-Alive" headers with the traffic analyzer. These 
> headers are 
> > > > > sent with the HTTP CONNECT method because if the
> > > connection is not
> > > > > kept alive you would not be able to tunnel secure connections 
> > > > > through the proxy
> > > > > 
> > > > > Hope this helps somewhat.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Oleg
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org]
> > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 9:27 AM
> > > > > > > To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> > > > > > > Subject: RE: How to make HttpClient NOT send
> > > > > > > "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive"?
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 09:12 -0700, Karr, David wrote:
> > > > > > > > I'm confused.  This seemed like it would work.  I
added 
> > > > > > > > two subclasses, one called "GetMethodNoKeepAlive",
and
> > > the other
> > > > > > > > "PostMethodNoKeepAlive".  I created instances of those
> > > > > instead of
> > > > > > > > "GetMethod" and "PostMethod".  Each of the subclasses
> > > > > has an empty
> > > > > > > > "addProxyConnectionHeader" method, except for a print
> > > > > > > statement saying
> > > > > > > > it got there.  I monitored the execution in
> > > Ethereal.  When it
> > > > > > > > executed, I saw the print statements execute, but
my 
> > > > > > > > timing
> > > > > > > behavior
> > > > > > > > made it look like it made no difference.  In my
> > > > > Ethereal results,
> > > > > > > > I still see the
> > > > > > > > "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive" when it connects to
the
> > > > > > > external host.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > David,
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Are you using SSL tunneling by any chance? 
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Oleg
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > I even tried overriding the 
> "shouldCloseConnection" method
> > > > > > > to return
> > > > > > > > true, in both classes.  Still no effect.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > > > From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org]
> > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 5:00 AM
> > > > > > > > > To: Jakarta Commons Users List
> > > > > > > > > Cc: Karr, David
> > > > > > > > > Subject: Re: How to make HttpClient NOT send
> > > > > > > > > "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive"?
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 15:04 -0700, Karr, David
wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > This may seem strange, but is it possible
to make
> > > > > > > > > HttpClient NOT send
> > > > > > > > > > the "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive" header?
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > David,
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > There's no elegant solution to this problem.
The
> > > only way to
> > > > > > > > > work the problem around is to subclass method
> > > classes (such
> > > > > > > > > as
> > > > > > > GetMethod,
> > > > > > > > > PostMethod, and so on) and override the 
> > > > > > > > > HttpMethodBase#addProxyConnectionHeader method
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > Oleg
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > I'm trying to write a test tool to load
test an 
> > > > > > > > > > outside web
> > > > > > > > > service,
> > > > > > > > > > but doing it in a way that is somewhat 
> consistent with
> > > > > > > an internal
> > > > > > > > > > application that will be calling that outside
web
> > > > > service.  My
> > > > > > > > > > test tool can send the message multiple
times so we 
> > > > > > > > > > can generate
> > > > > > > > > statistics
> > > > > > > > > > on the roundtrip time.  What I first noticed
is that
> > > > > > > when I send N
> > > > > > > > > > messages on a thread, the 2nd-Nth message
is faster
> > > > > > > than the first
> > > > > > > > > > one.  After examining the protocol behavior
in
> > > > > > > Ethereal, I noticed
> > > > > > > > > > that HttpClient appears to be sending a
> > > "Proxy-Connection:
> > > > > > > > > Keep-Alive" 
> > > > > > > > > > header.  If I modified my test code to add
a
> > > manual delay
> > > > > > > > > > (9-10
> > > > > > > > > > seconds) between each message send, then
the 2nd-Nth
> > > > > > > > > message timings
> > > > > > > > > > were about the same as the first one.
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > I'd prefer not to have that manual delay
between
> > > > > each message.  
> > > > > > > > > > For the sake of getting consistent results,
is
> > > > > there any way
> > > > > > > > > > to disable the sending of the "Proxy-Connection:
> > > > > > > Keep-Alive" header?
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > 
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