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Re: Question on HTTP 408

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 06:42:43 +0200
To: Michael Sweet <msweet@apple.com>
Cc: "William Chan (?????????)" <willchan@chromium.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Matt Menke <mmenke@chromium.org>
Message-ID: <20140604044243.GU3154@1wt.eu>
Hi Michael,

On Tue, Jun 03, 2014 at 07:54:18AM -0400, Michael Sweet wrote:
> William,
> This sounds like a pretty obvious bug - a HTTP server only responds when it
> has received something.  The usual keep-alive timeout of connections is
> silent (server just closes the connection, with a preceding TLS shutdown for

Please could you check my other response to Roy ? In short I do instead
think that responding 408 is the only way to gracefully shut down *and*
inform the client it can safely retry and I really think it was designed
for this exact purpose.

Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 04:43:11 UTC

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