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From Scaglione Ermanno <scagli...@starnetone.de>
Subject Re: apache 1.3.23 mod_proxy proxy pass problem with swf files on Solaris 2.7
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2002 19:57:49 GMT
I answer myself ?cause anybody aswered :-)

Anyway it turned out that on the solaris machine was loaded mod-gzip 
1.3.19.1a and on the linux machine wasn?t, turned mod_gzip off on www1 
and www2 (solaris) and everything is normal again. Didn?t investigated 
the reason, didn?t mailed mod_gzip mantainer .............. ABSOLUT NO 
TIME!!!!

Scaglione Ermanno wrote:

>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: apache 1.3.23 mod_proxy proxy pass problem with swf files on 
> Solaris 2.7
> Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 01:29:25 +0100
> From: Scaglione Ermanno <ermscag@tin.it>
> Organization: Colt Telecom GmbH
> Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix
>
> Hi to everybody,
> I have a problem serving swf files through a reverse proxy that uses
> apache 1.3.23. I updated the server to the latest release yesterday and
> double checked everithing but the problem remains.
> My configuration is the following: 2 netras with Solaris 2.7 apache
> 1.3.23 (lets call them www1 and www2) behind a load balancer serves
> pages from a fat linux server RedHat 7.2 apache 1.3.22 (I will call it
> www3). Everything works and mod_proxy does really a good job caching
> static content and reducing the number of active on the linux side.
> Recently we are building a new web site that uses flash, the swf file is
> on www3 and index.html loads it passing a parameter. And here is the
> problem: when I try http://www1/flash.swf?id=dfghdfhdfh I get a 404
> error, http://www1/flash.swf works and I get the right file
> http://www3/flash.swf?id=dfghdfhfd works also correctly (that is the
> parameter is also correcly passed to flash). In error_log I find the
> following error message:
>
> [Fri Mar 1 00:31:56 2002] [error] [client xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] File does
> not exist: 
> proxy:http://www3/flash.swf?id=dfjhfgjhfgjhfgjhfghjgfgjfjfghjfghj
>
> on www3 no entries neither in access_log or error_log that is it looks
> like www1 doesn't even try to get the URL from the backend....
>
> And that is not all, I installed apache 1.3.23 from the rawhide
> distribution on a linux server and configured a reverse proxy pointing
> to www3 and voila' the same URL works:
>
> xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx xxx.xxx.xx - [28/Feb/2002:18:14:12 +0100] "GET
> /flash.swf?id=bdd884f0d7e21589489cb242109ba42d HTTP/1.1" 200 20405 "-"
> "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461; Q312461)"
>
> The problem seems to be related to Solaris 2.7 or maybe one of the
> patches that comes with the redhat srpm fixes it .....
>
> Anyway to be sure that apache really gives a 404 code I started 
> muffin, a program that act as a proxy and has a nice the snoop filter 
> to see all request generated from the browser, and thing started to 
> get weird: now everything works fine, the URL work and the parameter 
> are correctly passed. From the muffin log:
>
> GET http://www1/flash.swf?id=dfjhfgjhfgjhfgjhfghjgfgjfjfghjfghj HTTP/1.1
> Accept-Language: en-us
> Accept: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, 
> application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/vnd.ms-excel, 
> application/msword, */*
> Host: xxx.xxx.xx
> Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
> User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461)
> Cookie: whow-user=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive
>
>
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> Via: 1.1 www1 (Apache/1.3.23)
> ETag: "1801b-15e78-3c7ec048"
> Accept-Ranges: bytes
> Content-Type: application/x-shockwave-flash
> Connection: close
> Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 01:27:03 GMT
> Server: Apache/1.3.23 (Unix) mod_gzip/1.3.19.1a mod_jk
> X-Cache: HIT from www1 (with revalidation)
> Last-Modified: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 23:42:00 GMT
> Content-Length: 89720
>
>
> I tested it with Netscape 6.2 and it works the problem appear only to 
> occurr with Internet Explorer without a proxy!!!!!
>
>
>
>
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