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

Daniel Gnoutcheff gnoutchd at softwarefreedom.org
Wed Jun 29 15:36:22 UTC 2016

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
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]

[2] https://sourceforge.net/p/ijbswa/bugs/893/#6b17


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