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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: ping for http in mod_proxy
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:55:08 GMT

On Feb 13, 2008, at 12:23 PM, Plüm, Rüdiger, VF-Group wrote:

>
>
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Jim Jagielski
>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. Februar 2008 17:07
>> An: dev@httpd.apache.org
>> Betreff: ping for http in mod_proxy
>>
>> I've started looking at adding "ping" support for
>> mod_proxy_http to complement whats in mod_proxy_ajp...
>> The idea is to send a simple OPTIONS * to the backend
>> and hope for a reply.
>>
>> The rub is that I've been working on 2 separate
>> implementations: one talks direct to the socket and the
>> other basically tries to do what ap_proxy_http_request()
>> and ap_proxy_http_process_response() does, as far
>> as using brigades, etc... The former is much further
>> along, btw.
>
> We cannot use the socket approach since we need to be able to
> handle SSL backend connections and this requires the brigades -  
> filters
> approach.

The initial approach was to not honor SSL connections and
just ignore that... The idea that we really want a fast and
dirty "Are you there" flag, so to avoid as much overhead
as possible...

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