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From Gary Turner <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.0 zero sized reply
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2003 20:45:55 GMT
Serge Medentsev wrote:

>Best regards to everyone!
>While trying to adjust my Apache settings to work more stable on my hosting
>provider's virtual Linux box I've accidentally did something (can't figure
>out what) that lead to a very unusual effect...
>At some point my Apache stopped to send any files over a certain size. Here
>is an example:
>I have a few test files in directory. If I
>try to access the smaller ones (GET /pictures/b.gif HTTP/1.1; Host:
> I receive exactly what I expect:
>HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 17:21:40 GMT
>Server: Apache/2.0.44 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.44 OpenSSL/0.9.7a PHP/4.3.1
>Last-Modified: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 21:46:37 GMT
>ETag: "16f4f3-2d-82ede940"
>Accept-Ranges: bytes
>Content-Length: 45
>Connection: close
>Content-Type: image/gif
>Opening browser (IE6.0) and pointing to to this file gives the required
>image. Apache logs the activity as "GET /pictures/b.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 45
>Everything is absolutely fine so far.
>But if I try to access a bigger file, lets say
> (44Kb) by doing "GET
>/pictures/ie-settings.gif HTTP/1.1; Host:" I get absolutely
>nothing. Apache closes the socket and does not send a single byte of
>information. No headers, no data, nothing. Just cuts the connection. If I
>try to access it with browser, it complains about "zero sized reply".
>Surprisingly, Apache reports "GET /pictures/ie-settings.gif HTTP/1.1" 200

This does not look like an Apache artifact.  Is there a proxy cache in
the line anywhere?  You might search in this vein.


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