HTTP HEAD gives no response #1481

michaelrsweet opened this Issue Mar 13, 2006 · 1 comment


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michaelrsweet commented Mar 13, 2006

Version: 1.1.23 User:


i believ this is a bug and not a feature. my cups 1.1.23 is giving no "HTTP 200 ok" response when it gets a HEAD request, it simply closes the connection. this is bad because we are using a simple loadbalancer which checks via HEAD request for two webservers if they are alive.

here's my telnet output (i changed the hostname to "cupsserver"):
telnet cupsserver 631
Connected to cupsserver.
Escape character is '^]'.

Connection to cupsserver closed by foreign host.

is this fixed in version 1.2 of cups or can i configure/build my cups to respond correctly to HEAD requests?


michaelrsweet commented Mar 13, 2006 User: mike

Fixed in Subversion repository.

This is actually a bug in the CUPS API - httpUpdate() wasn't treating HTTP_HEAD state transitions properly.

@michaelrsweet michaelrsweet added this to the Stable milestone Mar 17, 2016

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