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From Amandeep Jawa <d...@worker-bee.com>
Subject Mod_Proxy Connection:Close Workaround?
Date Thu, 08 May 2003 08:21:44 GMT
Hi folks -

I hope someone can help or at least help me understand what is going 
on.  I work at Apple and we are using an HTTP based protocol in iTunes 
to implement song & database streaming over TCP/IP connections 
(http://www.apple.com/itunes/ see the "New Music Sharing feature " 

Anyway our system presumes a persistent connection ala HTTP 1.1 but 
whenever a request is directed through mod_proxy in Apache 1.3.24* a 
"Connection: Close" header is added to the request, thus causing the 
server to shutdown the connection that is supposed to persist.  When 
the client makes the next request, it realizes the connection has 
closed unexpectedly and assumes the server has been lost.

Can anyone explain what is going on? Why would mod_proxy think it is OK 
to add a "Connection: Close" header?  Is there anything I can do on the 
client to make this NOT happen?  I suppose a secondary solution would 
be to figure out a server configuration that would disable this - but 
I'd rather not go down that path if it can be helped.  Any ideas?


Amandeep Jawa
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