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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 1.3 proxy - browsers are displaying html
Date Sun, 17 Sep 2006 15:00:40 GMT
On 9/16/06, Seth Back <> wrote:
> All -
> I have installed an Apache 1.3 proxy acting as a forward proxy for all
> my traffic.  This has been working great for years but recently I have
> run across an issue that I have not been able to figure out, and hours
> of searching google, etc. has turned up nothing.
> There are two sites that when the user attempts to access them through
> the proxy, the browser displays some of the http headers and then the
> straight HTML.
> This issue is occurring from multiple computers using multiple browsers.
>   In Internet Explorer, several headers are displayed at the top of the
> browser, and then the page is displayed.  In Firefox, the headers are
> displayed, and then the straight HTML.
> Using the Live HTTP headers plugin for Firefox, I see the initial GET
> HTTP header sent, then the response, but only HTTP/1.x 200 part of the
> response is displayed in Live header, all the rest of the headers (Date,
> Server, Content-type, etc) are displayed in the browser followed by the
> html.
> Has anyone run into this before?  Is this a bug in Apache or something
> with IIS 6?  Nothing has changed on the proxy servers, but I am unable
> to isolate where the problem is coming from.
> Thank you in advance for your help -

The first thing to do is connect directly to the origin site and get a
dump of exactly what it is sending.  This can tell you if the origin
site is the problem or the proxy.

For example:
telnet 80
GET / HTTP/1.1


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