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From Walter.Heesterm...@toyota-europe.com
Subject Tomcat and "Chunked Transfer-Encoding"
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:34:21 GMT
Hi,

We have some weird behaviopur with one of our applications using 
apache-tomcat-6.0.37.

This is the report of the newtork engineer:

The application (or app server - apache/coyote) is returning a response 
with "Chunked Transfer-Encoding", but is sending the first chunks before 
giving the http headers (that defines the chunk-encoding).

The result is that the client receives a response stating by the 
definition on the chunk lenght (7a5), and as the header "Content-Encoding" 
has not been received, that length definition is interpreted as response 
characters.

Here is a dump of the communication between TARS Reverse Proxy and the 
Back-end. (You may notice the response headers - 200 OK - after the first 
chunk (in blue, starting by "7a5", the length in HEX )


See attached screenshot tcpstream.jpg.



Regards
Walter




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