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confirmation on ECONNRESET

From: Scott Cooper <scott@iguana.co.nz>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 15:52:08 +1200
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To: www-lib@w3.org
hello, i have a quick question:

what do you do when you get a ECONNRESET when reading from your http server

if the correct answer is 'kill the request, close the socket, forget about
it' then i'll be happy.

but why would 5% of my requests suffer this fate during header reading, but
less than .5% during the (much longer?) post reading phase (for the simple
case of an http 1.0 server reading headers, thinking about it, then sending

i've seen code in libwww and jigsaw referring to a RESET but i can't find a
decent description of what it means (in the context of serving http).

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