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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] new proxy hook 2.1
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:12:53 GMT
Akins, Brian wrote:
> This patch adds a new hook (request_status) that gets ran in proxy_handler
> just before the final return.  This gives modules an opportunity to do
> something based on the proxy status.
> A couple of examples where this is useful:
> -You are using a caching module and would rather return stale content rather
> than an error to the client if the origin is down.
> -you proxy some subrequests (using SSI - mod_include) and do not want SSI
> errors when the backend is down. If you would normally return
> HTTP_BAD_GATEWAY, you may have a module that serves some other content.
> This feature is one of the features of our in house proxy module that keeps
> us from moving toward the "stock" 2.1 proxy.

Thanks Brian.
I applied this patch, and also bumped the mmn # for the new hook


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