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From Dick Middleton <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache2.2 connection close, FIN,ACK error
Date Sun, 05 Mar 2006 16:16:19 GMT
I've been having real trouble getting apache2.2 to work on Devil-Linux 
1.2.9.  Apache has upgraded from 2.0.53 to 2.2.0  and the linux kernel 
to 2.4.32. The older version of Apache worked fine.

I have set up a laptop as a test bed and set the very minimum
network configuration.  I've also made the very minimum changes to
httpd.conf from the sample in the distro to configure apache2.
The test index.html works - it's very simple.

However if I increase the size of index.html (by adding characters 
anywhere) it fails to send the file if the file has a size of 256 bytes 
or more.  It is definitely size rather than content related.

Apache logs show the file being served correctly (code=200) whatever the
size.  However something is forcing tcp to close prematurely the
connection.  If I look at the network with ethereal I get an ACK from
the server to the GET request as expected but that is followed 
immediately by a FIN,ACK from the server which forces the connection to 
close.  No data is transferred from the server when this happens.

I get it on 2 systems with completely different hardware and settings so 
I think it has to be a system configuration issue. Has anybody any idea 
why I'm getting this error and what I can do about it?

Any clues would be appreciated.


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