Oracle iPlanet Web Server Administration Server Crashes When Editing Conditional Redirect (Doc ID 1306546.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 to 7.0 [Release 7.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-Jul-2013***

Symptoms

The administration console will hang and then crash after editing an existing conditional redirect from the console page:
Configurations > config name > Virtual Servers > vs name > Content Handling > URL Redirects

Where the vs-obj.conf would have many conditional redirect blocks.  For example:

<Object name="default">
AuthTrans fn="match-browser" browser="*MSIE*" ssl-unclean-shutdown="true"
NameTrans fn="ntrans-j2ee" name="j2ee"
NameTrans fn="pfx2dir" from="/mc-icons" dir="${WS_INSTALL_ROOT} /lib/icons" name="es-internal"
<If $path = "/abc/abc*">
NameTrans fn="redirect" url-prefix="http://test.com/test"
</If>
<If $path = "/xyz-test/xyz*">
NameTrans fn="redirect" url-prefix="http://test.com/test"
</If>
<If $path = "/abc-test/abc*">
NameTrans fn="redirect" url-prefix="http://test.com/test"
</If>
<If $path = "/qrs-test/qrs*">
NameTrans fn="redirect" url-prefix="http://test.com/test"
</If>
<If $path = "/wxyz-test/wxyz/test*">
NameTrans fn="redirect" url-prefix="http://test.com/test"
</If>
<If $path = "/jkl-test/mnop/qrstuv*">
NameTrans fn="redirect" url-prefix="http://test.com/test"
</If>



After saving and deploying the changes, the administration console would spin.  When checking the admin-server/config-store, the vs-obj.conf configuration file would grow and fill up disk space writing <If> conditional tag for the redirect over and over again.


Cause

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