Apache returning multiple (Identical) pages?
peter at circlesquared.com
Fri May 14 07:58:22 PDT 2004
Andy Holyer wrote:
> On 14 May 2004, at 15:20, Peter Risdon wrote:
>> Andy Holyer wrote:
>>> This is a weird one. I'm setting up a PHP page on the web server
>>> (Apache2, FreeBSD 5.2). When I fetch from a browser, the server
>>> delivers index.php over and over again, as fast as it can as far as
>>> I can tell.
>>> However if I telnet to port 80 and type in the get request manually,
>>> it delivers the page correctly, as far as I can tell. Once, only.
>>> Has anyone seen anything like this before?
>> I think a little bit more info would help.
>> Does the apache access log confirm that there are repeated GET
>> requests for the page?
> Sure does.
>> Is the page actually refreshing, or does it never seem to have
>> finished loading, without the window actually being re-drawn over and
>> over again? Infinite loops are a common prob in scripts.
> It never gets drawn by the browser. Safari complains of multiple
> redirect directives, whereas http-access-log reports on multiple sends
> of index.php
>> Have you eliminated the possibility of errors in your PHP script by
>> trying a very trivial script indeed, or one that you know works?
> Squirrelmail works perfectly on the same server
> I've tested it on every web browser I can think of, from Mozillla to
> lynx. Same behavior.
> I've just been fiddling with telnet a bit further and I may be getting
> somewhere. I've not been reading deeply enough into the http log - it
> is indeed returning a 302 response to the browser. Hmmm...
It's an error in your script. Running scripts on the command line is a
great debugging technique but doesn't help if there's an error like some
kind of problematic meta refresh tag, which might be consistent with a
302 response code.
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