[Freedombox-discuss] Apt anomaly when going through privoxy.

A. F. Cano afc at shibaya.lonestar.org
Sun Jul 3 01:42:03 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:36:22AM -0400, Daniel Gnoutcheff wrote:
> On 06/28/2016 08:59 PM, A. F. Cano wrote:
> > I have noticed that if privoxy is enabled, when doing an apt download from
> > internal machines, if it fails, aptitude retries but starts at the
> > beginning again.
> My Google-fu suggests that Privoxy filters out the "Range" HTTP request

I wouldn't have known to look for a Range HTTP request...

> header field by default [1], which would cause this behavior.  There do
> appear to be plans to change this [2], though I'm not sure what the
> status of that is.
> It may be possible to configure privoxy to stop filtering out range
> requests; I'll leave that as an exercise for someone who uses it.
> Possibly useful docs: [3]
> [1]
> http://sources.debian.net/src/privoxy/3.0.21-7%2Bdeb8u1/default.filter/#L779
> [2] https://sourceforge.net/p/ijbswa/bugs/893/#6b17
> [3]
> https://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/actions-file.html#CLIENT-HEADER-TAGGER
> HTH!

Very complete and enlightening answer.  Thank you very much!


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