PM80230: RPT sometimes doesn't handle proxy server closing connection during NTLM handshake

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • RPT sometimes doesn't handle proxy server closing connection
    during NTLM handshake
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    During HTTP playback of requests going through a proxy
    server which responds with a 407 and contains both
    'content-length' and 'proxy-connection: close' headers RPT
    incorrectly ignores the proxy-connection header.
    
    This results in the following message in the test log
    ? Unable to successfully establish a connection to
    web-server 'XXX' retrieving URI
    ? 'YYY'. ?Web-server closing the connection after connection
    was just established.
    

Problem conclusion

  • When non-SSL requests go through a proxy server which
    responds with a 407 and contains both a content-length and
    proxy-connection: close headers, RPT
    now reads the EOF sent by the proxy server by issuing an
    additional read after it consumes the content-length off the
    socket.
    This avoids an unexpected server close after RPT issues the
    first portion of the NTLM handshake.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM80230

  • Reported component name

    PERF TESTER WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724J9601

  • Reported release

    821

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-01-09

  • Closed date

    2013-06-22

  • Last modified date

    2013-06-22

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    PERF TESTER WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J9601

Applicable component levels

  • R821 PSN

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

Rational Performance Tester

Software version:

821

Reference #:

PM80230

Modified date:

2013-06-22

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