Subject: bin/37552: httpd(8) doesn't support byterange requests
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/16/2007 19:15:00
>Number:         37552
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       httpd(8) doesn't support byterange requests
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Dec 16 19:15:00 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Matthias Scheler
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0_RC3 (Looking at current sources from 2007-12-16)
Matthias Scheler                        
System: NetBSD 4.0_RC3 NetBSD 4.0_RC3 (COLWYN) #1: Tue Oct 30 08:06:40 GMT 2007 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
The httpd(8) distributed with NetBSD-current doesn't support byterange
requests. That will e.g. prevent HTTP clients to resume an interrupted

1.) Start a download over HTTP:


2.) Press <CTRL>-C to stop it.

3.) Try to resume it:

wget -c

    The server will send a "200" and the complete file instead a "206"
    and the range that "wget" requests.

Add support for byteranges (see RFC 2616).