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From Greg Ames <grega...@remulak.net>
Subject event MPM flaky with mod_ssl
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2005 21:46:37 GMT
Paul Querna wrote:

>>once I got past that, it just worked.  my tests were fairly simple.  I
>>had pipelining enabled in mozilla and also created a script that did
>>HTTP/1.1 pipelining.  if anyone can think of other scenarios I should
>>test with mod_ssl please let me know.
>>
> 
> 
> Yes... I believe it will 'mostly' work, but the issue becomes tricky
> once you consider the SSL protocol.  The problem is we might have an
> entire pipe-lined request buffered inside the SSL Packets, and
> therefore, never trigger the socket to come out of the poll().  For
> simple test cases, it might work, but I am pretty sure a malicious
> attack would be easy to create.

yeah I see it.  there is no support for MODE_EATCRLF in mod_ssl so 
check_pipeline_flush is making bad decisions.  with the other mpms it means some 
network flows are suboptimal, but it's worse with event as you pointed out.

Greg


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