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From Nathan Neulinger <nn...@umr.edu>
Subject Re: Serious bug in Apache 1.1.1 "info" module under HP-UX 9.05 (fwd)
Date Sat, 03 Aug 1996 02:20:06 GMT
I run 1.1.1 with the info module on about 10+ HP-UX 9.0.5 machines and
don't see this happening.

I am building with gcc 2.7.2, that may be a difference.

-- Nathan

At 10:28 PM +0100 8/2/96, Rob Hartill wrote:
>not acked.
>
>----- Forwarded message from Lenny Foner -----
>
>>From irene.pcug.co.uk!media.mit.edu!foner Fri Aug  2 21:26:20 1996
>Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 16:25:30 -0400
>Message-Id: <9608022025.AA25382@out-of-band.media.mit.edu>
>From: Lenny Foner <foner@media.mit.edu>
>To: apache-bugs@apache.org
>Subject: Serious bug in Apache 1.1.1 "info" module under HP-UX 9.05
>Cc: foner@media.mit.edu, lcs-webmaster@media.mit.edu
>
>I just installed Apache 1.1.1 on an HP-UX machine running 9.05.  It
>apparently worked fine, except for a serious bug when handling the
>"info" module.  For example, if it's configured like this in
>access.conf:
>
>    <Location /info>
>    SetHandler server-info
>
>    <Limit GET POST>
>    order deny,allow
>    deny from all
>    allow from .media.mit.edu
>    </Limit>
>    </Location>
>
>...then any fetch of http://blahblahblah/info -does- successfully
>fetch the page describing how the server is configured, but it -also-
>instantly starts emitting an infinite stream of error messages to the
>error log like this:
>
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] accept: Bad file number
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] - socket error: accept failed
>
>This is absolutely repeatable across server restarts, boots, etc.  I
>discovered it when a single access caused the machine to emit 1.2GB of
>error messages, until it filled up the root disk and hung the machine.
>For example, here's the access log:
>    out-of-band.media.mit.edu - - [02/Aug/1996:15:49:30 -0400] "GET /info
>HTTP/1.0" 200 22056 -
>...and the error log:
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:16 1996] Server configured -- resuming normal operations
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] accept: Bad file number
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] - socket error: accept failed
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] accept: Bad file number
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] - socket error: accept failed
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] accept: Bad file number
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] - socket error: accept failed
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] accept: Bad file number
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] - socket error: accept failed
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] accept: Bad file number
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] - socket error: accept failed
>    [Fri Aug  2 15:49:30 1996] accept: Bad file number
>    ...forever...
>
>For the moment, I've reconfigured the server by commenting out the
>    Module info_module         mod_info.o
>line and have commented out the relevant lines in access.conf.  If
>you want our complete configuration files, or any other information,
>please let me know.  Thanks.
>
>----- End of forwarded message from Lenny Foner -----
>
>--
>Rob Hartill (robh@imdb.com)
>The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)  http://www.imdb.com/
>           ...more movie info than you can poke a stick at.


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Nathan Neulinger                  Univ. of Missouri - Rolla
EMail: nneul@umr.edu                  Computing Services
WWW: http://www.umr.edu/~nneul      SysAdmin: rollanet.org



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