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From Niklas Edmundsson <>
Subject [PROPOSAL] merge mod_limitipconn into httpd
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:25:20 GMT

Hi all!

I would like to propose to merge (or rather, add) mod_limitipconn 
(, changelog at into httpd.

In short it's a module that limits the number of concurrent 
connections from a single IP address, something that most servers that 
provides file downloads are interested in due to the fact that there 
are numerous "download managers" out there that essentially DOS's your 
server (our record is some 500 connections from a single host in China 
I think).

It also has some features for mime-type based limits.

It has proven stable for us on in conjunction with my 
recent patches to make it play well with mod_cache, and I really think 
that it would be useful for a lot of httpd users.

The author (David Jao, also CC:d) would be glad to contribute it, 
provided that it is of interest for the httpd community.

Since I don't know exacly how this procedure works (do we vote, or do 
the PMC just make a decision, etc), I hope that the PMC can step up 
and provide directions here :)

  Niklas Edmundsson, Admin @ {acc,hpc2n}      |
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