Bug 57237 - mod_auth_kerb reports "The document contains no data" with apache-1.3.22-1.7.1
Summary: mod_auth_kerb reports "The document contains no data" with apache-1.3.22-1.7.1
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-12-07 17:10 UTC by Tim Brooks
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-07-31 13:32:16 UTC

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Description Tim Brooks 2001-12-07 17:10:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
I successfully built an rpm with mod_auth_kerb support with the 
apache.spec file for apache-1.3.22-1.7.1.  However, directories 
configured for kerberos authentication via an .htaccess file do not 
prompt for a password.  Instead when a browser is pointed at the 
appropriate URL, a pop state that "The document contained not data.  Try 
again later, or contact the server's adminstrator".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Retrieve apache SRPM, edit apache.spec file with the following lines: 
{_localstatedir}/run/httpd.mm\"'" ;export CFLAGS
LIBS="-lpthread -L/usr/kerberos/lib -lkrb5 -lcrypto -lcom_err" ;export 
INCLUDES=-I/usr/kerberos/include; export INCLUDES
--add-module=$RPM_SOURCE_DIR/mod_auth_kerb.c \
2. Edit httpd.conf with the following lines:
LoadModule kerb_auth_module   modules/mod_auth_kerb.so
AddModule mod_auth_kerb.c

<Directory /var/www/html/stuff>
AllowOverride AuthConfig Limit
AuthType KerberosV5
AuthName "Kerberos Secure Login"
KrbAnyInstance off
AuthGroupFile /home/htaccess/groups
require group stuff
3. Add .htaccess file to /var/www/html/stuff directory with the line:
require group stuff.

4. Restart webserver

5. Browse to URL www.domain.com/stuff

Actual Results:  Pop up appears that states: "The document contained not 
data.  Try again later, or contact the server's adminstrator".

Expected Results:  Should have an htaccess style pop up to login.

Additional info:

I have compiled mod_auth_kerb in for apache-1.3.14-3 and apache-1.3.19-
5.  It has worked until now.  This apache, however, has more changes than 

Comment 1 Tim Brooks 2001-12-10 16:26:03 UTC
I have found that the mod_auth_kerb actually does work, but only with an .htaccess file that contains "require valid-user".  When I use "require user 
login" or "require group test", I get the "document contains no data".  I have also added this module as DSO on a different server with the same 
results.  The error log produces the following: 
[Mon Dec 10 09:31:39 2001] [notice] child pid 28080 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)
[Mon Dec 10 09:31:40 2001] [notice] child pid 28121 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)

Comment 2 Tim Brooks 2001-12-27 15:37:56 UTC
I ended up trying this on a clean server, thereby bypassing any upgrade issues.  It worked just fine.
I then blew away the backup server I was trying to upgrade and did a fresh install to Red Hat 7.2.  I copied over the httpd.conf file 
from the previous upgrade and it failed again.  I then did a diff on the installation conf file and my reworked file.  A lot of stuff was showing 
up as being different when there was no difference.  I even went and checked for spaces.  Anyway, I rebuilt the file line by line, testing it 
with each addition.  I was never able to get to fail.  So, this ones a mystery.  Something in the upgraded conf file is killing it.

Tim Brooks

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2003-07-31 13:32:16 UTC
That was probably a bug in mod_auth_kerb rather than Apache itself.

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