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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: Proxy bug?
Date Tue, 30 Sep 1997 23:52:21 GMT
Sure submit a change-request.  It'll be forgotten otherwise.

Dean

On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Philip A. Prindeville wrote:

> > Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 19:29:12 -0600 (MDT)
> > From: Marc Slemko <marcs@worldgate.com>
> > To: new-httpd@apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Proxy bug?
> 
> > Apache doesn't take the reported size of the file and translate it into a
> > Content-Length.  It could.  It already does a SIZE on the file, but you
> > would have to change it to do something other than throw away the size
> > returned (it only looks at the status code) and then use it later.
> 
> > Grr.  
> 
> > The proxy sends:
> 
> > HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> > Content-Type: application/octet-stream
> > Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 01:18:54 GMT
> 
> > as a response to a ftp proxy request.  This means it is sending an
> > unchunked response without Content-Length or Connection: close.
> 
> > That whole section is an ugly hack.  Perhaps the best thing is to just
> > replace SERVER_PROTOCOL with either a PROXY_SERVER_PROTOCOL or an explicit
> > HTTP/1.0.  It is easy enough to add a Connection: close, but I wonder if
> > it is worthwhile or if there may be other 1.1 problems.  The proxy is in
> > never-never land there...
> 
> Is it worth opening up a bug report?  I really like having a good
> estimate of how much longer a download is going to take (I can figure
> out if I have time to go to the men's room *and* the soda machine or
> just one of the two ;-).  Maybe some courageous lad (or lassie) will
> undertake to fix this "feature".
> 
> It sounds to me like a one liner, but I'm probably being naive.
> 
> -Philip
> 


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