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From Mark Steele <hostmas...@belent.com>
Subject os-linux/4861: clients receiving connection reset by peer at seemingly random intervals
Date Sat, 14 Aug 1999 18:38:12 GMT

>Number:         4861
>Category:       os-linux
>Synopsis:       clients receiving connection reset by peer at seemingly random intervals
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Aug 14 11:40:00 PDT 1999
>Originator:     hostmaster@belent.com
>Release:        1.3.6
Linux ratbert 2.3.8 #3 SMP Mon Jul 26 13:26:19 EDT 1999 i686 unknown
gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314 (egcs-1.1.2 release)
glibc 2.1
mod_ssl 2.3.11
Server version: Apache/1.3.6 (Unix)
Server built:   Aug 14 1999 12:15:45
./httpd -V
Server version: Apache/1.3.6 (Unix)
Server built:   Aug 14 1999 12:15:45
Server's Module Magic Number: 19990320:0
Server compiled with....
 -D HTTPD_ROOT="/usr/local/apache"
 -D SUEXEC_BIN="/usr/local/apache/bin/suexec"
 -D SHARED_CORE_DIR="/usr/local/apache/libexec"
 -D DEFAULT_PIDLOG="logs/httpd.pid"
 -D DEFAULT_SCOREBOARD="logs/httpd.scoreboard"
 -D DEFAULT_LOCKFILE="logs/httpd.lock"
 -D DEFAULT_XFERLOG="logs/access_log"
 -D DEFAULT_ERRORLOG="logs/error_log"
 -D TYPES_CONFIG_FILE="conf/mime.types"
 -D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="conf/httpd.conf"
 -D ACCESS_CONFIG_FILE="conf/access.conf"
 -D RESOURCE_CONFIG_FILE="conf/srm.conf"
At seemingly random intervals, clients receive error messages like:
Connection reset by peer
or certain parts of web pages fail to load (eg: 20% of images load, the rest show broken images).
The server error logs show no indication of what's going on, and it is nowhere near being
overloaded with around 8 requests/second and .0131% CPU load
Due to the seemingly random nature of the problem, it is a bit difficult to reproduce. You
can try: http://partyman.qc.ca
to see if you can reproduce it.
>From what I've been able to gather, I believe this is either a problem with glibc 2.1
or openssl. I have a few servers setup with libc5 which have never had so much as a hiccup,
and I've had a few problems with different software packages and glibc 2.1
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