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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject RE: How to make HttpClient NOT send "Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive"?
Date Tue, 05 Sep 2006 16:26:57 GMT
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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