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From Mads Toftum <>
Subject Re: ping for http in mod_proxy
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:49:35 GMT
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.


Mads Toftum

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