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From "Peter Posselt Vestergaard" <...@MILESTONE.DK>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] referer header field too long?
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2006 05:41:33 GMT
Hi again
Just to be sure I checked if the limitrequestfieldsize was in fact set
(why didn't I do that before replying?) and found that it was indeed -
one of my colleagues had done that.
I apologize for bothering you, list, and thanks a lot for your help,
Joshua!
Best regards,
Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Posselt Vestergaard [mailto:PPV@MILESTONE.DK] 
> Sent: 25. juli 2006 07:35
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [users@httpd] referer header field too long?
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jslive@gmail.com [mailto:jslive@gmail.com] On Behalf Of 
> > Joshua Slive
> > Sent: 24. juli 2006 17:30
> > To: users@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: [users@httpd] referer header field too long?
> > 
> > On 7/24/06, Peter Posselt Vestergaard <PPV@milestone.dk> wrote:
> > > Hi
> > > We have a number of Apache HTTP servers installed all with version
> > > 2.0.54.
> > > Lately we have seen a number of "400 Bad Request" in the 
> > error logs, and
> > > after a lot of testing we have found that this happens then the
> > > "Referer" HTTP header field in the request contains a URL 
> > that it more
> > > than 200 characters long.
> > > We have searched the web and apache web site without 
> > finding anything
> > > about this.
> > > Can someone confirm this and tell us how to work around it? 
> > We cannot
> > > easily replace the servers, so we would prefer another 
> > solution... but
> > > if no such exist we would like to know whether this has 
> > been corrected
> > > in a later version of the Apache server? We are not 
> > interested in the
> > > referer field, so it would be okay if Apache could just ignore it.
> > 
> > 200 characters would be a very unusual limit.  You can check
> > http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#limitrequestfieldsize
> > but I suspect the problem may be elsewhere, such as an 
> > intermediate proxy.
> > 
> > Joshua.
> > 
> Thanks for your answer. 
> However we have not set that setting and I am entirely sure that no
> proxy is in between. We first saw the error on a customer setup, but
> have been able to reproduce the problem on our local setup in which we
> know that no proxy is in between.
> /Peter
> 
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