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From Robert Zagarello <>
Subject [users@httpd] Read errors for GET <file> when <file> is more than 64K
Date Sun, 29 May 2005 04:00:05 GMT

Have you checked whether you can duplicate the problem
using an SSH client into your web server, for example,
by downloading large files?  It might help to rule out
dropped packets, both from a client within the local
LAN segment and from the internet.

It has been true for every person who has visited the
site, regardless of browser. I even tried lynx on a
unix machine within the same network.

I don't think it's a problem with the HTML because,
first it worked just after Apache was installed, and
second, it worked on the last version of apache I had
the site running on (though it was a different
computer). In addition, I can view the web pages
locally (using a file:/// URL) and they have no


On May 28, 2005, at 12:13 PM, Vizion wrote:

> On Saturday 28 May 2005 11:55, the author Mark
Slater contributed  to the dialogue on [users@httpd]
Read errors for GET <file> when <file> is more than
>> I compiled a clean version of Apache2 2.0.54 last
week and things
>> seemed to work fine for a few days. However, now
whenever anyone
>> tries to access a file larger than 64 K, the
browser will fail to
>> download. The failure occurs on Safari and Firefox.
The access log
>> shows a successful response, with the correct file
size, but the file
>> is always cut off before transfer completes.
> Is this Always true for every firefox/safari
connection no matter  
> where it is
> from or just true for a specific test
>> What is the best way to debug this problem?
> Start with the above -- make sure you know whether
it always  
> happens with
> those specific browsers. Get a number of different
people to check  
> it out.
> I think the answer is in the coding - depends upon
how strict/lapse  
> the
> browser..

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