Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66649
TUX web server (PDF files fail to display in browser component)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
I just upgraded 6-8-2002 to kernel 2.4.9-31 to resolve the security issues with
tux. As of this morning, when a link targets a PDF file on the web server, tux
fails to deliver it correctly, possibly not at all. To test this, I shut down
tux and started Apache up and all links were then available. When tux _is_
running, you can right click on the link and save the file to your disk. From
there it can be opened with a PDF reader. This leads me to believe that the
Acrobat reader ActiveX component on windows, and the plugin on the Linux
version, are using a corrupt content-size header to determine how much data to
request over the wire. It is a known fact that browsers generally ignore the
content-size header, thus right clicking and saving the file is successful
through the browser. It is by these facts that I believe the content-size
header is corrupt when tux sends it. This is occuring intermittenly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run tux (seemed to be running for a few days before showing up).
2. Open browser.
3. Click on a PDF link.
Forgot to mention:
HP LPr Netservers, 1 dual 550MHz, 1 dual 850MHz (both PIII)
1-18 Gig SCSI /var partition with ext3
1-18 Gig SCSI divided up between /boot and / with ext3
Software from RedHat 7.2 install running:
Kernel 2.4.9-31 tux and required proc utils
I think this is a kernel side, not a tux daemon side, issue.
Please re-check with the current Tux kernel - still problematic?