Nginx answers too large requests with bad status
francis at daoine.org
Tue Oct 30 00:12:38 UTC 2012
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 07:43:27PM -0400, B.R. wrote:
> When submitting too large requests, Nginx replies a page containing the
> right code status but serves the errors page with a HTTP/0.9 (!) 200 answer.
No, it doesn't.
Look at the "curl -i" output.
Your browser is making up the 200 status.
It is right about the HTTP/0.9 response, though, because nginx couldn't
see that the request was HTTP/1.0 or HTTP/1.1. And therefore it "knows"
that it was HTTP/0.9.
See the thread including http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,228425,228431
for more details.
I think that nginx is not wrong in this case. But I also think that it
wouldn't be wrong if this HTTP/0.9 response had two paragraphs, and began
with the characters "HTTP/1.1 414".
I imagine that if someone provided a justification with a patch, it
would be considered like any other suggested patch.
Francis Daly francis at daoine.org
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