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From "Marc R. Uchniat" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Bizarre double-slash appending on incoming queries in 1.3 tree
Date Fri, 21 Nov 2003 19:08:53 GMT
I'm using the debian unstable distribution and recently performed an 
apt-get dist-upgrade procedure.  The current version of Apache that I am 
operating under is 1.3.29-1 as per dpkg --status apache.  

I am currently experiencing bizarre behaviour which I believe is linked 
to mod_dir.  Attempting to access subdirectories which do not pass 
through .htaccess files (this is the presumed explanation, though to be 
honest some DO work and some DO NOT and I cannot find a distinct and 
reliable reason for which works and which doesn't) results in a 404 

That is, if I am attempting to access (or 
~logan5 without the trailing slash, just to be clear), it works 
perfectly.  If I try to access (with or 
without the slash) or one of a number of other subdirectories, it will 
NOT function. However /uva does.  Additionally, this problem extends to 
the home directory.

I /am/ using virtual hosts, but I do not see how this could be a 

Further, this problem popped up suddenly and without warning.  I am 
uncertain as to why it has started to occur and was not experiencing 
this problem several weeks ago.

The connected return in access.log is: - - [21/Nov/2003:13:07:01 -0600] "GET 
/~logan5/sa/ HTTP/1.1" 404 282 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; 
Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)"

The connected return in error.log is:

[Fri Nov 21 13:07:01 2003] [error] [client] File does not 
exist: /home/logan5/public_html/sa//

As you can see, the problem extends from what appears to be a 
doubly-added trailing slash.

I /am/ using mod_rewrite and utilizing rewrite rules for other things, 
but I am NOT using it to append a trailing slash in any way.

This is why I feel that it is related to mod_dir.

But I do not know how to resolve this issue.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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