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apr_bucket_read() failed on weblogin server

Guido Günther agx at
Fri Feb 13 09:43:04 PST 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 09:12:43AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Guido Günther <agx at> writes:
> > On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 07:03:11PM +0100, Guido Günther wrote:
> >> we're running Debian Etch's webauth 3.5.3-2 and everything is almost
> >> working fine. Sometimes out of a sudden when the user gets redirected
> >> to the weblogin server's login.fcgi after entering the password the
> >> dialog just stalls for a couple of seconds, then the login form is
> >> displayed again (without any error message displayed to the user). The
> >> weblogin server's logs then have:
> >> 
> >> [Tue Feb 03 15:48:32 2009] [error] [client] (104)Connection reset by peer: ap_content_length_filter: apr_bucket_read() failed, referer:<base64encoded string>
> > Nobody seen this before? Can I provide some further information to get a
> > aclue on where to start digging?
> Had you seen my reply to your original message?
I can't seem to find it in the webarchive either:`

> We aren't seeing it, but some Google searching reveals that it's usually
> due to a problem with a CGI script not consuming all input.  I'm not sure
> how that could be the case with login.fcgi, but at Stanford we always run
> it under mod_fcgi, so it's possible that we wouldn't notice.  Are you
> using mod_fcgi or running login.fcgi as a traditional CGI script?
We're running it as traditional cgi, I can switch to fastcgi and see if it
does any good. Thanks!
 -- Guido

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