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Re: [libmicrohttpd] Connection: header

From: Luke Dashjr
Subject: Re: [libmicrohttpd] Connection: header
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:39:57 +0000
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On Thursday, June 05, 2014 5:37:43 PM Christian Grothoff wrote:
> On 06/05/2014 06:47 PM, Luke Dashjr wrote:
> > At some point, the Connection: Keep-Alive header was added by
> > libmicrohttpd. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, this is breaking a
> > buggy client I have to support. Is it possible to turn it off? Reading
> > the code, I don't see a way (and it seems to even override a user-set
> > Connection header).
> Hmm.  The goal was that if the application explicitly sets a connection
> header (Connection: close), MHD should obey that choice and not override
> it in any way (and close the connection after the request).  I'm also
> pretty positive there is code that does that check; however, if it fails
> for you, I'd certainly appreciate a test.

I'm thinking circumstances like Connection: foobar

> What is not possible right now is to force MHD to not generate any
> "Connection"
> header; that'd need an API extension.  But, try adding "Connection:
> close" first,
> and if that somehow fails to show up properly on the wire, please send a
> testcase
> and I'll be happy to take a close look at it.

Connection: close (or really *any* Connection header) will also break the 
client in question :(


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