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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject [BUG]: "httpd stops passing POST data to CGI's after a few days." on HPUX (fwd)
Date Mon, 03 Mar 1997 21:38:01 GMT

1.1.3  =  who cares.

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Date: Mon Mar  3 11:02:33 1997
Subject: [BUG]: "httpd stops passing POST data to CGI's after a few days." on HPUX

Operating system: HPUX, version: 9.05-10.10
Version of Apache Used: 1.1.3
Extra Modules used: none
URL exhibiting problem: Sorry, I'd like to, but it's behind a firewall.

I have a few CGI's which take POSTed data and 
return results based on the data.  After starting
httpd, it runs fine for an indeterminate amount
of time, from a few days to a couple weeks.  
Suddenly, for no apparent reason, it will stop 
passing the POST data to the CGI when the FORM's 
SUBMIT button is clicked.  The CGI reports that 
there is no data there on STDIN, where the POST 
data is normally.  At this point, I have to kill
and restart httpd; kill -HUP doesn't help.  After 
several days, it'll happen again.

This is happening on HPUX systems, both 9.05 and 
10.10 versions of the OS.  I've used the pre-
compiled binaries, and also compiled my own, 
with no difference of result.  I've run Apache
on Linux and NeXTStep, and never seen this before,
so it seems to be unique to HPUX.

The access_log shows POST as the type of 
connection, so the server knows that.  I don't
know whether the server is ignoring the POST data,
or just not passing it on to the CGI.


Nope.  In fact, I don't get any errors at all
in error_log.

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