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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Re: mod_proxy handling of error returns from scheme handlers
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2005 19:42:26 GMT
Rici Lake wrote:

> I guess it raises the issue of why the direct connection is attempted. 
> Presumably it is possible that all the configured downstream proxies 
> refused to pass on the request to the origin server, but that *this* 
> server succeeds in passing the request to the origin server. In that 
> case, the result could be anything that the origin server returned. No?

The purpose is to cover the case where none of the downstream servers 
are available - remember that it will only retry (or try direct connect) 
on bad gateway - if one of the proxies refused to pass on the request, 
then a proper response code would be returned and the direct path would 
never be attempted.


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