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Re: [jetty-users] Jetty 9.4 reacts differently to HEAD requests than 9.3?


On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Silvio Bierman
<sbierman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Firstly: I have just updated a number of server nodes from Jetty 9.3 to
> Jetty 9.4. With help from people here I got everything working fine and
> things run smoothly. Looks like 9.4 is yet another excellent piece of
> software. Respect and many thanks to all the Jetty people!!!
> Then: here is the question I would like to ask: I have some data (actually
> code, but that's not relevant here) rsync batches that are followed by
> bumping updated servers using "wget --spider" to get them to flush some
> caches.
> But starting this morning these wget runs seem to take forever. The wget
> prints a message indicating it could not download any data (which is
> actually the point of using --spider) and then retries going into a loop of
> 20 iterations.
> Strangely enough, only the --spider ones are slow, plain downloads run
> swiftly.
> Up until today this was never the case. I checked some documentation and
> learned that --spider issues a HEAD request. Is there something that has
> changed in 9.4 that could cause this behavior?

Looks like I bug, I can replicate the behavior against our website.
I'm on it, stay tuned.

Simone Bordet
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