Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78224
Apache will not list/send files mounted from a NetWare volume.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
I mount a NetWare volume with ncpfs-188.8.131.52 in the http docs catalog tree of
Apache. When directory is accessed with Apache to get a file listing, the
files do not show up at all.
I switched to Apache 1, and applied a work-around for sendfile() and the
catalog's files are displayed and can be transferred to the client.
This solution does NOT work for files bigger than 2GB though. Which of course
is desirable as files as big today are not at all uncommon.
And of course Apache should be able to both show and send files this way
WITHOUT the workaround.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Apache with all default from the RedHat 8.0 dist.
2. Install ncpfs-184.108.40.206 as default.
3. Mount a NetWare servers volume in the Apache http docs tree.
Expected Results: Files mounted from an external server should of course be
as accessible via the Apache server as they are locally to the file system.
Thanks for the report. We'll probably make sendfile() off by default in future
packages; it falls down in a number of situations and seems more like an
optimisation which must be explicitly enabled on a per-location basis.
*** Bug 90521 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug still persist in Red Hat 9.
Apache 2.0.44 has option EnableSendfile On|Off, so one can disable this on
mounted NetWare volume per directory/virtualserver/global basis.
In Apache 2.0.40-21.5 (current RH 9) you need to recompile package and add
--without-sendfile to configure line in the SPEC file.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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