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dnsdist: webserver should set Connection: close in standard headers #6532

DrewBloechl opened this Issue Apr 25, 2018 · 0 comments


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DrewBloechl commented Apr 25, 2018

  • Program: dnsdist
  • Issue type: Bug report

Short description

The dnsdist webserver seems to close connections after each request without signaling to the client that it's going to do so with a Connection: close header. This introduces a race condition where an HTTP/1.1 client that implements connection reuse may try to send a second request over the connection if it doesn't receive the TCP FIN in time, and this second request will get hung up on.

Specifying {["Connection"]="close"} in webserver()'s custom headers seems to work around the problem.


  • Operating system: Debian buster (aka "testing" as of right now)
  • Software version: 1.3.0
  • Software source: Debian repo
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