Intermitent timeout error in Apache HTTPD 2.2 with Internet Explorer

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  • Intermittently, our client using IE 6 will not receive a response while executing a search within a web application. The request is sent using AJAX. Closing the browser and redoing search fixes the issue. When the search fails we see the following [error] in the Apache error_log:

    [error] (70007)The timeout specified has expired: proxy: prefetch request body failed to ( from ()


  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 4.x
    • 5.x
  • Apache HTTPD
    • 2.2.x
  • mod_proxy

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