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From "David Burry" <>
Subject Re: Graceful shutdown in 2.0
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 20:10:06 GMT
The same effect is already possible by configuring your proxying machine to
stop forwarding new requests to that box first....  Of course, it's possible
that different people manage the proxying service vs the back end apache
services, so I can see how it can be desireable to have this feature in
apache too, but still those two people should always be working pretty
closely together anyway...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Stoddard" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 8:53 AM
Subject: Graceful shutdown in 2.0

> Has anyone ever thought about the best way to implement graceful
> shutdown (perhaps with a timeout) in the server?   This would be a
> useful function to have where there is a cluster of http servers (in a
> DMZ for instance) proxying requests to a farm backend application
> servers. If you need to take an http server completely offline, you
> could issue something like apachectl shutdown_graceful [timeout] and
> prevent that server from accepting any new connections but allow the
> existing requests to be completed w/o disruption (subject to a timeout).
> Bill

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