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From Sascha Schumann <>
Subject Re: server reached MaxClients setting
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2001 15:25:37 GMT
On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> At 11:33 AM -0300 9/20/01, Daniel Abad wrote:
> >Is it really a problem??? Or just warning?
> >
> >[Thu Sep 20 00:28:53 2001] [error] server reached MaxClients setting,
> >consider raising the MaxClients setting
> >
> No doubt, you are getting hammered by Nimba causing your server to
> spawn extra processes to handle the increased load... So actually,
> it's a *good* thing since it's preventing the attack from
> consuming all your server resources.

    Or he is serving large files to slow clients, so that a lot
    of Apache processes are blocked for a longer period of time.
    That happens regularly to with MaxClients 256.
    One way to fix that is recompiling Apache to handle even more
    clients, but that increases the overall RAM usage of course.
    So we usually just choose the lazy route, install an
    additional thttpd and redirect requests as appropiate.

    - Sascha                                     Experience IRCG      

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