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From Ted Rice <tr...@netsuite.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache Timeout and POST Re-sends
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2004 15:04:46 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:37:59 -0600, Ted Rice <trice@netsuite.com> wrote:
> 
>  > 127.0.0.1 - - [28/Oct/2004:09:41:55 -0600] "POST /URL HTTP/1.1" 500 0 
> "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 FireFox/0.10.1"
> 
>  > 127.0.0.1 - - [28/Oct/2004:09:42:15 -0600] "POST /URL HTTP/1.1" 500 0 
> "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 FireFox/0.10.1"
> 
>  > 127.0.0.1 - - [28/Oct/2004:09:42:35 -0600] "POST /URL HTTP/1.1" 500 0 
> "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 FireFox/0.10.1"
> 
>  >
>  > However, i only POSTed the file once via the browser. It's as if
>  > Apache is re-sending the POST request when the timeout kicks in instead
>  > of simply failing.
> 
> That's highly unlikely.  Apache logs to the access log *only* when it
> sees a new request from a client.  So what you are most likely seeing
> is the client resending the request.
> 
> Joshua.

I am pretty confident that the browser is not resending the request. I ran
HTTP Traces on the browser and it definitely only posted once. The re-transmission
is entirely isolated to something on the Apache machine. As noted previously,
this is only occurring when the Timeout limit is reached.





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