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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "keepalives fail from Windoze machines" on BSDI
Date Thu, 27 Jun 1996 07:10:06 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 1996, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > >Access from Windoze machines loses with KeepAlives turned on.
> This is really starting to bug me. Out of curiosity, does this just happen
> with Apache, or other web servers, too? Has anyone tried NCSA httpd or
> Spyglass or Netscape Enterprise/FastTrack, or any of the other web servers
> that support persistent connections? Heck, MIIS supports Keep-Alive, and
> its their operating system that this bug is related to, yes?
> If it's really something Apache does that makes it not work, there's got
> to be a way to fix it. Otherwise, can we go yell at Microsoft? But
> really, the newest version of every major HTTP server supports Keep-Alive.
> If there really was such a bug in Windows, wouldn't you think browser
> manufacturers would have turned the darn thing off by now? *sigh* Has
> anyone asked the browser manufacterures about this? Have they said
> anything?

I've asked Netscape. They say it'll be fixed in 3.0b5.



> FWIW, poking at a couple servers (,,
>, and - you guess
> which one runs each server), I noted that all the servers but one time out
> in a "reasonable" amount of time when waiting for additional requests 
> (Apache: 15 seconds, NCSA: 30, Spyglass: 10, Netscape: 15) - Microsoft's.
> I waited around for at least ten minutes, and it never timed out on me.
> Maybe that was their way around their own OS's bug? On the other hand, it
> might not be. After all, RST's apache-XX does the same thing (because with
> threads, it's almost without cost to keep connections around forever,
> until you run out of fds). But that was an interesting note...
> > >Turning off KeepAlive seems like it should be a global
> > >effect, but I have to do it in each virtual host section.  There
> > >does not seem to be a way to set it at the top level and
> > >make it the default for all virtual hosts, too.
> Hmm. This should probably work like that, but it doesn't. :)
> -- Alexei Kosut <>            The Apache HTTP Server 

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