Bug 53961 - Null sessions to the default vhost
Summary: Null sessions to the default vhost
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.16
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-04 07:58 UTC by apache
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description apache 2012-10-04 07:58:19 UTC
After upgrading Apache from apache2-mpm-prefork 2.2.16-6+squeeze7 to 2.2.16-6+squeeze8 the HTTP server generates null sessions for the default virtual host after some time (watch the server-status page with extended status on).

Additionally sometimes a HTTP 408 status code is logged for the default virtual host.

Deactivating keep-alive or disabling mod_reqtimeout brought no change.
Comment 1 charlie 2012-10-04 11:28:46 UTC
I guess you should to contact with debian port developers, not apache..
Comment 2 apache 2012-10-04 12:15:28 UTC
We got the same behavior under Debian 6.0.6, FreeBSD 8.2 / 9.0. So I guess, it’s not (only) an Debian issue. Should be easily reproducible.
Comment 3 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:04 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.

As repeatedly announced, the Apache HTTP Server Project has discontinued all development and patch review of the 2.2.x series of releases. The final release 2.2.34 was published in July 2017, and no further evaluation of bug reports or security risks will be considered or published for 2.2.x releases. All reports older than 2.4.x have been updated to status RESOLVED/LATER; no further action is expected unless the report still applies to a current version of httpd.

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