Varnish showing hex characters from Jakarta-Tomcat connector protocol

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Mon Jun 28 21:14:26 CEST 2010

In message <AANLkTinQeX14NVc6TkE1tUNOCabdPcSYEtq160Iqi6gq at>, Davi
d Brown writes:

>When we put Varnish 2.1.2 in place of Squid we see hex characters showing up
>in content from Tomcat, typically "1ff8".

This is what is called "HTTP/1.1 chunked encoding" headers.

Somehow one end does not realize that chunked encoding is being used.

Check Transfer-Encoding headers and HTTP version fields are not

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