Bug 55819 - Closing connection behaviour
Summary: Closing connection behaviour
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.3
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-27 15:23 UTC by Moltes12
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Moltes12 2013-11-27 15:23:37 UTC

I'm running Apache 2.2.3 as reverse proxy.
There are multiple virtual hosts running SSL.

I receive some requests with the "Connection: close" header set.
The connection is done under http version 1.0.
When my server is returning the response, the response is in http version 1.0, with the header "Connection: close" set.

My client is claiming me that his application connecting my server is waiting my server to close the connection. At the end, his application is very slow because it spend a lot of time to wait my server to close the connection.
If a do network capture using wireshark, I can see that the server sends FIN tcp flag after 10 or 15 seconds the response.

Is this a normal behaviour ?
How can I set up Apache to close the connection just after the response is given ?

Comment 1 Eric Covener 2013-11-27 15:47:45 UTC
You'll need to show some kind of packet capture. If you can recreate on an idle system, get a backtrace with e.g. gdb a few times in that 10-15 second window.

Comment 2 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:39 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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