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From Krist van Besien <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Cannot upload files from Firefox 2.0 to Apache HTTP proxy server
Date Fri, 05 Mar 2010 05:34:56 GMT
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Baljeet Nijjhar
<> wrote:
> Hi
> I have tried to upload a Microsoft Excel file to my application server from
> Firefox 2.0. The HTTP request goes over SSL to Oracle Apache 2 HTTP server
> which is configured to act as a proxy server before passing the request to
> my application server.
> Packet sniffing indicates that the file contents are being sent from the
> browser, but mysteriously getting 'lost' by the time they reach the
> application server. i.e. the form fields relating to the file upload are no
> longer present.

You have sniffed the network both before and after the proxy right?
Have you looked for anything in your error files?

> Are there any diagnostics I can perform or configuration I can check for the
> proxy server as to why this is happening?

This should not be happening however...

> File uploads work fine with Internet Explorer 6. There are some minor
> differences in the way HTTP requests get encoded for the two browsers, such
> as the filename or content-type.

This could ofcourse be a case of your application server not being
http/html complient. As Internet Explorer is less picky that could
explain things.

What happens if you do the test directly to the application server,
bypassing the proxy?


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