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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: ping for http in mod_proxy
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:10:49 GMT

On Feb 13, 2008, at 1:49 PM, Mads Toftum wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 12:22:43PM -0500, Akins, Brian wrote:
>> Would it be more useful to have active healthchecking to backend  
>> servers?
>> Ie, periodically hit a url on each origin and mark them up/down  
>> based on
>> response.  Only send traffic to up servers.  I think mod_backhand  
>> does
>> something similar but much more complex (?).
>>
> Yes. Being able to check a URL seems more useful than plain ping.
> Even more useful would be recording the time a backend takes to  
> answer a
> request and using that to distribute requests.
>

The latter is relatively easy to do with the current
impl... Maybe I'll drop the ping idea and work on this ;)


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