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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "start httpd with stdin closed causes POST METHOD FAILURE" on Solaris 2.x (fwd)
Date Fri, 01 Nov 1996 13:05:12 GMT
Rob Hartill wrote:
> 
> 
> not acked.
> 
> ----- Forwarded message from mrm@cisco.com -----
> 
> Message-Id: <199611010251.SAA12447@taz.hyperreal.com>
> From: mrm@cisco.com
> To: apache-bugs%apache.org@organic.com
> Date: Thu Oct 31 18:51:27 1996
> Subject: WWW Form Bug Report: "start httpd with stdin closed causes POST METHOD FAILURE"
on Solaris 2.x
> 
> Submitter: mrm@cisco.com
> Operating system: Solaris 2.x, version: 
> Version of Apache Used: 1.1.1
> Extra Modules used: 
> URL exhibiting problem: 
> 
> Symptoms:
> --
> On Solaris 2.5.1, all POST METHOD scripts
> fail to read from stdin (return 0 bytes)
> if httpd is launched as follows:
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> httpd -d dir <&- > /dev/null 2>&1
> 
> Strangely, the bug did not show up in 
> Solaris 2.4.
> 
> In any case, the server should be verify
> stdin/stout and recreate them if they
> the are not there.

Interesting idea, but recreate them from where? Verify them in what sense?

Wouldn't it be simpler to say that the user shouldn't close stdin?

Cheers,

Ben.

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