Apache proxy continues file download even though user terminates the download request.

Posted on 2006-05-08
Last Modified: 2010-03-04

Apache configured as the forward proxy , users connects to Internet Via Forward Proxy


Apache continues file download even though user terminates the download request.

We have an Apache configured as forward proxy and users connect to internet via this proxy. If a user while browsing initiates a http file download , the download starts as usual.

If for some reason users terminates the download at his end , The download stops. However the download connection at proxy server still continues and it still maintains the download session until download is finished. This results in continues occupation of  Internet bandwidth although the users has terminated his download. This be apache is configured on RHEL Lunix 3.0 ES and all apache versions (httpd 2.0.48, 2.0.50 and 2.2.0.)

Why does proxy still continue this download?

Question by:crdindia
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    Expert Comment

    How exactly configured your Proxy? Post relevand lines from config here. Are you using some other caching proxy, like squid together with http forwarding that proxy?
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    Accepted Solution

    Also please check CacheForceCompletion directive in apache. Read here:

    To disable caching at all use:
    NoCache *
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    Assisted Solution

    This is a known bug with a patch available, but it should be fixed since 2.0.53. See

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