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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 45445] New: Connection Timeout vs. Request Timeout in reverse balanced proxies
Date Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:57:54 GMT

           Summary: Connection Timeout vs. Request Timeout in reverse
                    balanced proxies
           Product: Apache httpd-2
           Version: 2.2.6
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: regression
          Priority: P2
         Component: mod_proxy_balancer

Up to the release of apache 2.2.4 the 'timeout' parameter of the BalancerMember
directive would affect only the connection timeout to the backend servers. This
allowed to set reasonably small timeout values(let's say 1 or 2 seconds) in a
scenario where the balancer and the backends would sit in the same LAN.
Starting from apache 2.2.6, it seems that the timeout value also affects the
backend request completion timeout.

Unfortunately some of our backend requests may take up to 10s to complete.
Increasing the timeout value to 15 seconds causes an annoying 'stall' behavior
when one of the backend servers becomes completely unreachable (e.g: power

I think it definitively makes sense to have both timeouts configurable

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