Confluence log has java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid character (CR or LF) found in method name
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The following appears in the
Apr 15, 2016 10:44:21 PM org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractHttp11Processor process INFO: Error parsing HTTP request header Note: further occurrences of HTTP header parsing errors will be logged at DEBUG level. java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid character (CR or LF) found in method name at org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractNioInputBuffer.parseRequestLine(AbstractNioInputBuffer.java:228) at org.apache.coyote.http11.AbstractHttp11Processor.process(AbstractHttp11Processor.java:1009) at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$AbstractConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:672) at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1500) at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.run(NioEndpoint.java:1456) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
- Confluence running on tomcat
If access logging is enabled, they show entries like this
22.214.171.124 - - [15/Apr/2016:22:44:21 +1000] "-" 400 - "-" "-" null
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