MOD_WL_OHS DOES NOT RETURN AN APPLICATION CUSTOM ERROR PAGE FOR 503 STATUS (Doc ID 1514048.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version 11.1.1.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Configured mod_wl_ohs module in order to proxy  requests to weblogic host

When the backend weblogic server send back an error 503, the ohs server log the 503 error in its access.log file:

10.169.245.140 - - [11/Dec/2012:11:24:04 +0100] "GET /sample HTTP/1.1" 503 253

But the client browser displays an error saying that the backend server is not available:

Failure of server APACHE bridge:
No backend server available for connection: timed out after 10 seconds or idempotent set to OFF or method not idempotent.

This causes  a customer's error-page set in web.xml to be ignored.


Cause

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