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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Graceful shutdown in 2.0
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 16:53:48 GMT
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).


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