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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: ping for http in mod_proxy
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:16:46 GMT

On Feb 13, 2008, at 1:09 PM, Plüm, Rüdiger, VF-Group wrote:

> Right. Furthermore I guess we could create a generic module that  
> needs a
> URL configured for a HEAD request that only replies 200 if the  
> backend can
> still handle more requests. If it does not respond or with a  
> different code
> this backend would be dead. I guess this module needs to fork a  
> separate
> process / thread to do this checking periodically and modify the  
> worker status
> accordingly.
> So much interesting work and so few time :-(.

Or send a custom request header that has Apache respond with
a custom response header that contains specific health
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