Revised November 27, 2007
December 10, 2001
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If a client submits an HTTP method, such as get or post, with data exceeding a total of five kilobytes, the buffering routine used in the SCA's SSL proxy subsystem will fail to handle the data correctly. This data can include URLs, headers, cookies, or any other attached data. This failure will cause the SCA to panic and reboot. . The unit will return to service in under 15 seconds, and will remain operational until another large amount (exceeding 5 kilobytes) of data is sent by the client.
Version 18.104.22.168 of the Secure Content Accelerator will cause the device to panic and reboot when the client browser sends a request larger than 5 kilobytes.
Apply version 3.0.6 of the SCA code. Version 3.0.6 revises the way in which the SCA allocates memory to the process of reading data from the client. A side effect of this stability enhancement is a reduction in the total number of concurrent connections that the SCA can handle from 1600 to prior performance levels of 800 concurrent connections.
Although version 3.0.6 reduces the concurrent SSL handling performance of the SCA to its original levels, version 3.1 with its completely rewritten SSL proxy subsystem will boost concurrent performance to 5000 connections with no data size limitations.
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