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From Aram Mirzadeh <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Basic Authentication dumps core" on FreeBSD
Date Mon, 22 Apr 1996 15:17:57 GMT
At 08:43 AM 4/22/96 -0600, you wrote:
>Thanks for the report which is now being sent to the developers
>mailing list. If someone is able to help (or ask the right questions)
>they'll do so soon.
>>Operating system: FreeBSD, version: 2.1.0
>>Version of Apache Used: 1.1b1a and 1.1b1b
>>Extra Modules used: mod_redirect and mod_cntr

what's mod_cntr?

>>URL exhibiting problem: sorry, it is an internal page hidden by a firewall
>>After going to a page which is protected 
>>by basic authentication via a correct .htaccess
>>file (which works fine under 1.1b0+ak!!!)
>>the server dumps core.
>>gdb says, it is dumping core at a strlen call
>>(perhaps a wrong pointer, etc.), but
>>I'm not able to see the source place where
>>it happens.

I had this problem as well, it turned out to be a bad <directory ... > tag. 
in httpd.conf.   I'll mail the dude, to see if it's the same problem...  if no 
one else has a better idea. 

>>Hmmm.. that doesn't work.
>>I can run httpd -X and gets a core
>>and gdb says it was a strlen, but 
>>a "bt" doesn't work.
>>I dont't know why... 

It's either missing -g, or has a -O when compiling, gcc 2.7.2 seems to 
killa lot more debugging info if you optimize. 

Aram W. Mirzadeh, MIS Manager, Qosina Corporation,
Apache httpd server team

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