Titledownloading attachments doesn't work when using apache with mod_jk
Date03-Feb-2005 19:04:07 EET
Bug criticalityMediumBug
Browser versionFirefox
Bug statusClosedBug
PageProvider used
Servlet Containertomcat 4
Operating SystemLinux
Java version1.4

Upgraded from 1.8 to 2.1.134. Works ok except for attachments. We are using an Apache Httpd server in front of tomcat (mod_jk). If we connect to the http connector of tomcat, we can download attachments. But if we try to access the attachments through apache, we get a 404 Not found.

Are you sure all /attach/ -URLs are mounted using the JkMount directive?

JkMount /attach/* ajp13

OR, just say JkMount /* ajp13 to make Tomcat handle everything.

-- JanneJalkanen

Done some more research. Increased mod_jk loglevel. I have found something weird. When I hover over a link to an attachment. I see in my browser that the link points to eg "attach/Linux/ks.cfg". When I click on the link, I get a 404 but the url in the address bar is "attach/Linux%2Fks.cfg". If I replace "%2F" with "/" in the address bar of my browser I can download the attachment just fine. If i open the source of the html file, I find <a class="attachment" href="attach/Linux%2Fks.cfg">ks.cfg</a>.

If I use the Tomcat http connector, I can download the attachment with either uri (attach/Linux/ks.cfg and attach/Linux%2Fks.cfg). I hope this helps.

-- da

Ah, now I see. Please upgrade to the latest CVS version, it should have this bug fixed. Please report if it works for you.

-- JanneJalkanen

Downloaded JSPWiki-latest.zip and installed it, unfortunately the problem is not solved.

-- da

This is strange. I use Firefox + Linux (or Safari + OSX) in all my development and it works perfectly. jspwiki.org runs on Apache+Tomcat, and attachment loading seems to work perfectly as well. I am unable to replicate this bug, please try and give more information...

-- JanneJalkanen

Yes, I confirm that this bug appears on Apache+Tomcat setup, even with a very latest build. However, the root of the problem is somewhere else, not in the setup, I guess. When I set jspwiki.encoding to UTF-8, everyhting works fine. It only appears to strike with ISO-8859-1. So it has to be WikiEngine.encodeName(String) using java.net.URLEncoder that causes the problem. In particular, "/" is replaced by "%2F" in a construct like "CurrentPageName/MyAttachment.png" that is passed to be encoded. I also was able to fix it by replacing "%2F" back to "/" after java.net.URLEncoder returns. And this hack looks ugly. So, probably, your idea to have proprietory urlEncode in TextUtil is still the best option.

-- AlexPakka

We are using JSPWiki 2.2.28, Apache 2/Tomcat 5.5/JDBC attachment provider. Attachments can be selected, but on clicking upload after a while a message appears: "Not Found - The requested URL /Wiki/Lias/attach was not found on this server." In our situation the information is inside the Apache httpd.conf file (not in a separate mod_jk.conf file as assumed in an answer in WikiAttachments).

We tried to insert:
JkMount /*.jsp ajp13w
JkMount /Wiki/*/attach/* ajp13w It seems that even when using the JDBC attachment provider, a folder "attach" is required. but it only seems to solve part of the problem. The error message changes to "HTTP Status 404 - Attachment 'Main', version -1 does not exist." generated by Tomcat.

-- Gregor Hagedorn

Make also sure that you also have the correct mappings in your web.xml (this is the default, your config may vary):



A folder named "attach" should never be required; the problem is that even if you tell Apache that all requests to /attach/ should be directed to Tomcat; you also need to tell Tomcat which servlet takes care of the things.

I also don't think you can use wildcards in the middle of your JkMount directives... There's something strange going on all right - perhaps the attach URLs are not generated correctly? If your JSP files are at /wiki/*.jsp, your attach url should be /wiki/attach/*

-- JanneJalkanen

See also AttachDirNotFound.

Gregor? Is it working? Can I close this?

-- JanneJalkanen, 21-Feb-2006

Hello, I am experimenting with JSPwiki 2.4.53. I also found with latest JSPwiki 2.4.53 that german characters, like ä-ö-ü-ß, do not work. It means Search panel returns back search string broken (UTF problem?) on the places where ä-ö-ü-ß originally were. Same problem with attachments where file names have same characters. In this case, Tomcat (5.5.17) generates failure like "file cannot be found". Nevertheless, all links to articles with ä-ö-ü-ß work absolutely fine, no problems with unknown page or something like that. Can anybody help?

-- Chelex, 09-Oct-2006

OK, my problem is solved. Everywhere where connector configured, in server.xml from tomcat, it must be configured (add one line, actually) also with URIEncoding="UTF-8". On each port, like 8080, 8443, 8009.

-- Chelex, 09-Oct-2006

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