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From "Adam Kocoloski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-2059) CouchDB replicator sends urls that are too long for comfort
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:54:40 GMT

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Adam Kocoloski commented on COUCHDB-2059:
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Sounds reasonable to me, though I'll note that RFC2616 makes a more stringent recommendation:

bq. Note: Servers ought to be cautious about depending on URI lengths above 255 bytes, because
some older client or proxy implementations might not properly support these lengths.

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec3.html#sec3.2.1

Not sure any such clients are still in the wild.

> CouchDB replicator sends urls that are too long for comfort
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-2059
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2059
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: Replication
>            Reporter: Isaac Z. Schlueter
>             Fix For: 1.7.0
>
>
> I have my couchdb behind an TLS terminator.  Like most HTTP servers, it has a limit on
how long URLs can be, and that limit is far smaller than the 6-12KB urls that the CouchDB
replicator is sending.
> https://gist.github.com/isaacs/0010221834a3491d6481
> http://cl.ly/image/3N192G293j1R
> This is a bug, right?
> For added frustration:
> 1. The replication never goes into a failed state.  Just stays "triggered" forever, doing
nothing, hung at 77%.
> 2. The logs are indented with over 6000 spaces.  I've been known to do some crazy code
formatting in my time, but this is too extreme, and makes reading the log unnecessarily difficult.
> Suggestion:
> Limit the length of URLs that the replicator will use to something more reasonable, such
as 1024 bytes.  If more data than that is required, send it in the body of the request.



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