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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject Apache proxy crash (fwd)
Date Sat, 18 Jan 1997 00:25:52 GMT

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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 17:52:22 -0500
From: Raymond Lau <raylau@mit.edu>
To: robh@imdb.com
Subject: Apache proxy crash

If it's any consolation, Netscape Navigator 3.01 on both Sparc Solaris
and Intel Solaris exhibits the same problem!  (But Netscape Proxy Server
2.5 on Sparc Solaris works, so there is evidently a workaround.)

 -Ray


Raymond Lau
raylau@mit.edu
http://www.sls.lcs.mit.edu/raylau

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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 22:13:51 +0000 (GMT)
From: Rob Hartill <robh@imdb.com>
To: raylau@MIT.EDU
Subject: Re: [BUG]: "Certain addresses crash proxy" on SunOS 4.x
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On Fri, 17 Jan 1997 raylau@mit.edu wrote:

> Submitter: raylau@mit.edu
> Operating system: SunOS 4.x, version: 4.1.3
> Version of Apache Used: 1.2b4
> Extra Modules used: mod_proxy
> URL exhibiting problem: 
> 
> Symptoms:
> --
> There're certain addresses which crash the proxy
> server.  These addresses include, to my
> knowledge, www.microsoft.com and ad.doubleclick.net.
> The common denominator seems to be that there
> are MANY IP addresses associated with these
> names.
> --


Forwarded response:
> 
> It sounds more like the size of the h_addr_list SunOS gets back into
> a struct hostent from gethostbyaddr() is bigger than some fixed size they
> allow for (or possibly it's the h_aliases list). Then:
> 
> BOOM!
> 
> chuck
> Chuck Murcko    N2K Inc.        Wayne PA        chuck@telebase.com
> And now, on a lighter note:
> A child of five could understand this!  Fetch me a child of five.
> 

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