favicon.ico problem

Navkirat Singh navkirats at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 07:54:26 CEST 2010

On 10-Aug-2010, at 10:57 AM, Xia, Zhen wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:02:49 +0530
> Navkirat Singh <navkirats at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I am having this strange problem. I have programmed a very basic multiprocessing webserver using low level sockets. Each time the server receives a request it spawns a new process to handle the request. Now when through a web browser I type http://localhost:8001/ it automatically creates two processes: One process to server the '/' path and another one to serve the '/favicon.ico' path. I have not programmed it to serve the latter. Infact I dont even know where that name '/favicon.ico' comes from. Any insight into this weird behavior would be greatly appreciated.
>> Regards,
>> Nav
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> Your server just need to return an HTTP 404 response for this 'favicon.ico' request.
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> Xia, Zhen <zhxia at njnet.edu.cn>
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Thanks guys !

That explains it ! 


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