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 From:  Fred Wright <fw at well dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Still got GUI hangs with 1.1b14?!?
 Date:  Sun, 27 Jun 2004 17:15:53 -0700 (PDT)
On Sun, 27 Jun 2004, Dinesh Nair wrote:

> been looking over the code of mini_httpd, specifically my changes to allow
> concurrent connection, especially with respect to the problem many of you
> have been facing with the apparent "hanging" of the webGUI.
> 
> there was a bug which ommitted to turn off an alarm, and the parent
> mini_httpd died when the alarm was triggered, thus killing the webGUI in
> the process. this only happens when you have hit 8 simultanoues
> connections to the webGUI, and you'd be blissfully unaware of it
> otherwise.

Did the "died" part include using a bad pointer?  If not, it wouldn't
explain the SIGSEGV.

> the problem manifested itself more in IE because of the way IE does not
> close a connection when it's done with it. thus IE users would have been
> more likely to hit the bug, though other browsers would have eventually
> hit it as well. testing on IE made it more apparent.

Safari keeps HTTP/1.1 sessions open as well.  I'd expect that to be
increasingly common.

					Fred Wright