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PI20586: HTTP STUB SIFT-AND-PASS-THROUGH OF GZIP MESSAGES DOES NOT USE ZIPPED CONTENT

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Messages that contain the HTTP header Content-Encoding=gzip are
    unzipped when RIT receives them.
    When they are sent on to the real system by a stub in
    pass-through mode, they are not re-compressed.
    
    The HTTP header is preserved so it has the header property
    "gzip" set but with uncompressed content.
    The target system cannot decode the message.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All users of Rational Integration Tester using HTTP stubs    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When using the sift and pass-through feature with the HTTP   *
    * proxy, messages  that contained the HTTP header              *
    * "Content-Encoding=gzip" were not understood by the live      *
    * system when they were 'passed through' to it because the     *
    * contents of the message had already been uncompressed.       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • In version 8.7.0 of Rational Integration Tester this problem was
    resolved and the message passed-through to the live system now
    contains compressed content in line with the header setting.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI20586

  • Reported component name

    RATL TEST VIRT

  • Reported component ID

    5725G9400

  • Reported release

    851

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-23

  • Closed date

    2015-04-12

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-12

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL TEST VIRT

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G9400

Applicable component levels

  • R851 PSN

       UP

  • R860 PSN

       UP

  • R870 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Test Virtualization Server

Software version: 8.5.1

Reference #: PI20586

Modified date: 12 April 2015