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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: IO exception during indexing: null
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:33:54 GMT
Sounds good except for one thing: authentication failure should return
an http response of 401, and should not be causing connection retries
at the httpclient level.  Those can only come from basic socket
errors, e.g. connection, SSL negotiation, socket.


On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Erlend Garåsen <> wrote:
> On 07.03.13 14.12, Erlend Garåsen wrote:
>> I will first try to set the exact authentication restrictions we have on
>> our prod server on our test server. If I get the same errors on our test
>> server after I have changed the security settings, we may exclude some
>> other possibilities.
> I think I have found the cause. It was not the password length, but that we
> are requiring authentication for the complete host (not just parts of it
> like we do for the test environment):
>   <resin:Allow url-pattern="/*">
> It seems that MCF has a problem with authentication if the context root
> requires it.
> I will examine how HttpClient is configured in MCF and try to change some
> settings there and test again. We do not have this problem for other clients
> we have written which also use HttpClient. I will look through that code as
> well and compare. I cannot remember whether we are using preemptive basic
> auth in our code, but I will figure out that as well.
> Erlend
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