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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: ping for http in mod_proxy
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:05:01 GMT

On Feb 14, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Graham Leggett wrote:

> Akins, Brian wrote:
>
>> Yeah that was my thought.  I guess you pass around the array of  
>> servers.
>> Just remove (or mark as N/A) from the list and/or reorder it.  At  
>> the end,
>> core proxy picks whatever is in index 0 (possibly walking the list  
>> in case
>> of connection error or something).
>
> Essentially that is what proxy does now (or did before the balancer  
> stuff arrived) - it loops through everything that came back from the  
> DNS round robin query, trying to connect in turn until it gets  
> something other than bad gateway.
>
> Rather than just the simplistic round robin DNS query, it should  
> query a hook (in which is embedded as the sensible default, a  
> simplistic round robin DNS query).
>

Well, right now all it does is say "give me the best worker" and
leaves it up to the selected provider on "what that means", so it
queries a provider, not a hook. Of course, we could create an actual
hook which then queries providers, to allow people to extend
the selection even more...


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