Re: POST problems with squid-1.2b23

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 11:00:16 -0600

Ernest Yik writes:

> There is a reproducible problem with POST in squid 1.2 betas (at
>least with b22 and b23). URL :
>Try to input anything (or nothing) in the form and submit. With
>1.2b22/3, the client received nothing until timeout. There is no
>problem with this form using 1.NOVM.20 or no proxies.

Well, two things are broken here, and I would argue that Squid
is not one of them.

Your user-agent (Netscape??) is sending an additional CRLF after
the end of the POST request body. The request header says:

        Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive
        User-Agent: Mozilla/3.01 (X11; I; IRIX 5.3 IP22)
        Accept: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, */*
        Content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
        Content-length: 31

But netscape actually sends *33* bytes.

This server ( is *expecting* these extra bytes. It fails
to work if you only send it 31 bytes, which is what squid-1.2 is

I'm sure that upgrading your browser, or getting to fix their
server is out of the question...

Duane W.
Received on Fri Jul 24 1998 - 10:01:47 MDT

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