An addition to the "Failed CGI" and "Error Log for Apache" threads

An addition to the "Failed CGI" and "Error Log for Apache" threads

Post by Daniel Mocsn » Wed, 05 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Some Netscape Navigator 3.03 (Win95) users have had trouble submitting
CGI requests to an Apache version 1.2.4 server (BSDI 3.0) at my company.
Symptoms: Netscape "meteors" for several minutes followed
by a "Document contains no data" message, and a "lingering close
lost connection" message in the Web server error log, or else
a "read request headers timed out for (hostname)" in the error

I researched this error on Deja News and discovered a recent
thread that appears to describe similar problems:

Subject:      Failed CGI

Date:         1997/10/13

Newsgroups:   comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix

This thread has expired off my news server, so I cannot conveniently
reply in the same thread (sorry). I am cc'ing all participants in
the thread because I may have something new to add.

Netscape recently posted a technical bulletin acknowledging a bug
in Netscape Navigator 3.02 and 3.03 which can lead to a similar
problem. Netscape claims to have fixed this problem in version 3.04,
and our observations are confirming this. See:
Nav 3.02 receives a read failed error when trying to post.
Issue: 971014-42
Product: Navigator
Created: 10/14/97
Version: 3.02
Last Updated: 10/14/97
OS: MacOS, Win3.1/3.11, Win95, WinNT,Xterm


Quote:>      The problem is caused by a timing failure.
>      This affects Navigator 3.02 and 3.03 only.

>      The problem has been fixed in Navigator
>      3.04 available on our FTP site: Directory of
>      /pub/navigator/3.04

I apologize if this is old news to everybody, but I did not see
any reference in this thread to Netscape's article. The similarity
in dates makes me wonder if any thread participants reported this
problem to Netscape and prompted the article...?


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