From: Bill Skellenger <wskellenger@sp...> - 2003-09-09 00:51:22
When attaching files that are EXE or ZIP, the browser always attempts to
download a file called "blob.pl". Looking at the code it seems that
perhaps it is the way that the download is initiated where the filename
is not passed.
A little more investigation using Snort revealed that this is how a
random site responds to a download request vs. Slash:
Response: HTTP/1.1 206
Via: 1.1 AH2K007
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 19:05:14 GMT
Content-Type: application / x-zip-compressed
ETag: <removed so that this message would not be bounced by list server...?>
Content-Range: bytes <removed again>
Response: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 19:09:00 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) mod_perl/1.26
X-Powered-By: Slash 2.003000
X-Bender: There's nothing wrong with murder, just as long as you let Bender whet his beak
Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100
Content-Type: application / octet-stream
I'm not a Slash nor webserver expert (this is my first attempt at
setting either one of them up -- I am a mechanical engineer but a
computer junkie -- not really a programmer), but if anyone can see
anything immediately wrong I would appreciate some help. I'm thinking
that it's the Content-Type directive... I have tried a Linux browser
vs. IE and both responded in the same way to the Slash response to
download an attached ZIP. When downloading an attached DOC or PDF the
browser responds by opening up the appropriate application to handle it.
What is the difference between HTTP 206 and HTTP 200?
I would love to contribute something to this project as I start to kill the
Thanks in advance,
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