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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache failing on invalid header. Is there a way to allow apache to proceed?
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2007 16:25:29 GMT
On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:18:44 -0500
"Brown Chris-CCB034" <> wrote:

> I'm seeing a request come in with a bad http header.

Are you sure it's supposed to be HTTP?
As opposed to, for example, HTTP encapsulated in something?

> Apache is failing on the P.. header because it doesn't contain the
> required ":" format.

That's clearly not HTTP.

>	  What options do
> I have within Apache to allow this bad request to proceed?  Is there
> a way to turn off Apache's strict header checking?  Or am I looking
> at making a custom modification to the Apache source code for this
> specific case?

That'll need source hacking.  If we allow malformed requests like that,
we open up a whole new playground to the script kiddies.

Nick Kew

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