[erlang-bugs] http client hang (on https redirect?)

Paul Mineiro <>
Mon Sep 3 22:12:30 CEST 2007


Dear maintainers,

When I try
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% erl
Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.5.5 [source] [async-threads:0]
[kernel-poll:false]

Eshell V5.5.5  (abort with ^G)
1> http:request ("http://mitch-alex.blogspot.com/").

=INFO REPORT==== 3-Sep-2007::13:00:25 ===
The inets application was not started. Has now been started as a temporary
application.
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it just hangs there.  If I set a timeout this does not help

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% erl                                                  ~
Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.5.5 [source] [async-threads:0] [kernel-poll:false]

Eshell V5.5.5  (abort with ^G)
1> http:request (get, { "http://mitch-alex.blogspot.com/", [] }, [ { timeout, 1000 } ], []).

=INFO REPORT==== 3-Sep-2007::13:02:54 ===
The inets application was not started. Has now been started as a temporary application.
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I also tried setting a Connection: close header but that didn't help
either.

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Eshell V5.5.5  (abort with ^G)
1> http:request (get, { "http://mitch-alex.blogspot.com/", [ { "connection", "close" } ] }, [ { timeout, 1000 } ], []).

=INFO REPORT==== 3-Sep-2007::13:06:20 ===
The inets application was not started. Has now been started as a temporary application.
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Using telnet the page is being redirected to an https: url

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% telnet mitch-alex.blogspot.com 80                                                                                                                                     ~
Trying 72.14.207.191...
Connected to blogspot.l.google.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: mitch-alex.blogspot.com
Connection: close

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: https://www.blogger.com/blogin.g?blogspotURL=http%3A%2F%2Fmitch-alex.blogspot.com%2F
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Cache-control: private
Content-Length: 266
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 20:05:43 GMT
Server: GFE/1.3

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Moved Temporarily</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000">
<H1>Moved Temporarily</H1>
The document has moved <A HREF="https://www.blogger.com/blogin.g?blogspotURL=http%3A%2F%2Fmitch-alex.blogspot.com%2F">here</A>.
</BODY>
</HTML>
Connection closed by foreign host.
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I don't know if that is the reason for the difficulty.

Thanks,

-- p



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