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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: 2.1.9, proxy_http, sub requests
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 19:38:03 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:
> Brian Akins wrote:
> 
>> In mod_proxy_http.c, we have the following code.  I would like to 
>> second the question, why don't sub-requests use keepalives?  I have a 
>> situation where keepalives in sub-requests would be a big win.
> 
> Mainly because supporting it at the time was a bit of a headache.
> 
> With the proxy connection pool, there should be no reason any more not 
> to support keepalives on subrequests, assuming the subrequests are not 
> run in parallel, but are handled sequentially (but the connection pool 
> will deal with this anyway).

This is fine as long as we provide a method to override keep-alives (or
bind them to the specific connection) when we recognize, or are told, that
the back end server violates the stateless connection principal of HTTP/1.1.

NTLM authentication is but one example of this.

Bill

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