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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: fork free
Date Sun, 23 Apr 1995 15:41:10 GMT
> Won't this mean that when you use up your N connections the client will
> simply fail to connect, with no explanation. I wouldn't like to run an
> important http site where clients simply couldn't connect. It wouldn't
> look good since there's no way of knowing from the client side that the
> connection failed because the site is very busy, rather than just
> unreliable or broken.

I don't think so. I think you'll just have to wait for a connection.
The client timeout setting will determine if you wait long enough.

I've hit 10 child processes from 25 cleints simultaneously without
ever failing to get a connection.

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