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From Brian Pane <>
Subject Re: Little question on apache internals
Date Sun, 22 Jun 2003 19:47:53 GMT
On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 14:22, Sebastian Abt wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently writing an Apache module (Apache 1.3.27) for virtual
> masshosting based on a SQL backend (currently MySQL later on
> PostgreSQL).  Therefore I'm searching for information about the
> differences between requests (request_rec) and servers (server_rec).
> Can anybody tell me the lifetime of a request or a server record?
> As far as I understand the used terminology, a request record handles
> all requests made by a user when navigating to a specific URL.

A request_rec lasts for the lifetime of a single HTTP
request.  So if navigating to a URL involves retrieving
an HTML page and four images, there will be five different
request_recs--even if a single keepalive connection is used.


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