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From Tim Bannister <>
Subject Re: mpm-itk and upstream Apache, once again
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:07:23 GMT
On 19 Jul 2012, at 17:26, Nick Kew wrote:

>>  2. Fixes to get Apache to drop the connection if it detects (during .htaccess lookup)
that it would need to change the uid.
> Dropping the connection gratuitously breaks HTTP, and so has no place in httpd (of course,
a third-party module sets its own rules). Would it need a core patch to return an Internal
Server Error (500)?

Vanilla httpd does this all the timeā€¦ after a timed-out keepalive. The client cannot make
any assumptions about the configured timeout, and can't tell whether the dropped connection
is due to a genuine timeout or a UID mismatch between the previous and current request.

Tim Bannister - +44 7980408788 -

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