Bug 48659 - Problem with accents in filename and byte serving
Summary: Problem with accents in filename and byte serving
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: All (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.14
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-02-02 11:46 UTC by marc-andre.l
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description marc-andre.l 2010-02-02 11:46:39 UTC
Ok so we recently set up and Apache Server for the sole purpose of downloading large PDF files securely with byte-serving.

Adobe Reader would launch and we can browse a file while it is downloading in the backgound.

So everything was working great except when we tried to download a file with an accent in it ( É ), then the first page of the PDF would load correctly but after that it would hang and Adobe would utlimately show and error 14 (after several minutes).

Upon investigation we found the following in the server access log. - - [02/Feb/2010:14:21:41 -0500] "GET /test%20%C3%89.pdf HTTP/1.0" 200 58246434 - - [02/Feb/2010:14:21:41 -0500] "GET /test%20%C3%89.pdf HTTP/1.1" 200 58246434 - - [02/Feb/2010:14:21:48 -0500] "GET /test%20\xc9.pdf HTTP/1.1" 403 212 - - [02/Feb/2010:14:21:48 -0500] "GET /test%20\xc9.pdf HTTP/1.0" 403 212

The first two lines is the request made by us, we can see that the É character was converted to utf-8 and encoded using % sign (%C3%89).

The next two lines are request from Adobe Reader to obtain byte ranges, and then the server replied with a 403 status code.

You can see that the URL is slightly different (%C3%89 was replaced by \xc9), I don't know if this is the reason for the 403 status code but I don't see what else could be.

We also tried the IIS byte serving and it would download the file without an problem (even with an accent in the filename) so it clearly seams to be some problem with the Apache server.

If it is something that we can fix in the configuration please tell us what to do since i could not find an reference of this problem anywhere else.

Thank you.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:35 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

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