Rev cgi & libUrl

jbv jbv.silences at club-internet.fr
Tue Sep 26 08:33:15 CDT 2006



Dave,

Thanks for your reply.
Indeed, shortly before receiving your message, I realized that a
socket could be still open and checked with "the openSockets"...

Now everything works fine.

Best,
JB


> On 26 Sep 2006, at 11:05, jbv wrote:
>
> >
> > the typical script I'm running is :
> >
> >          start using stack "liburl_1.1.5_minus.rev"
> >          get URL "http://www.google.fr"
> >
> > My ISP has configured the server so that http/https requests can be
> > made from within cgi scripts, and this works fine, but then, the last
> > lines of the script
> >
> >          put "Content-Type: text/html" & cr & cr
> >          put myHTML
> >
> > hang forever and never get displayed in the browser...
> > note : myHTML contains different code that the one captured via
> > get URL... and the HTML code sent back to the browser is bug-free...
> >
> > I tried to insert
> >     stop using stack "liburl_1.1.5_minus.rev"
> > after "get URL..." but it didn't change anything...
> >
> >
> > I must confess that I'm puzzled... What do you guys think ? Is it a
> > server configuration problem, or is there anything in libUrl that I'm
> > missing ?
>
> Something similar arose recently.  The likely problem is that the
> socket used by the url request is still open when the cgi process
> ends, and Apache (or the OS, or something) doesn't like this.
>
> Two things you could try:
>
> 1.  Before the url request, add this line:
>
>    set the httpHeaders to "Connection: close"
>
> or
>
> 2.  At the end of the script, close all open sockets. Something like
> this
>
>    repeat for each line s in the openSockets
>      close socket s
>    end if
>
> Cheers
> Dave
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