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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: mod_proxy race condition bug #37770
Date Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:21:21 GMT

On 19 Sep 2008, at 23:08, Ruediger Pluem wrote:

> On 09/19/2008 11:24 PM, Adam Woodworth wrote:
>> The problem with this is that it will also do this for connections to
>> the backend that timed out.  For our application, we want actual
>> timeouts to be caught as normal and kicked back through to the client
>> as a 50x error.
> Hm. Good point. I have to think about it, because a timeout error can
> justify  a repeated request (like when a firewall between frontend and
> backend cut the connection and now the packets are simply dropped by
> the firewall and a fresh one would fix this).

I think Adam is right.  The justification for the RFC-breaking  
drop is IIRC that it's merely propagating the same from the backend
to the client.  That doesn't apply in the case of a timeout.

Nick Kew

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