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From Ruediger Pluem <>
Subject Re: Balancer-manager, nonce, and xml
Date Wed, 12 Aug 2009 19:11:12 GMT

On 08/12/2009 08:11 PM, Akins, Brian wrote:
> I found something in proxy and was wondering if it was intentional:
> In proxy_balancer, we check the "nonce" param and clear the params if
> incorrect or missing, however, then you can't view it in xml unless you
> include the nonce, because the xml param is no longer available.
> I was trying to get one of our monitoring tools to read the xml when I
> noticed it.
> I also am working on a simple thing to mark balancer members
> enable/disabled, but have to first scrap the HTML to get the value of nonce.
> This is rather a pain as well.
> Basically, I gave up on having a "real" HTTP health check mechanism within
> apache and was going to use the balancer manager stuff to enable/disable
> origins. 

The xml output did not receive the love recently it might have needed as it wasn't
seen as being used. I remember vaguely that there are other issues with the xml output
as well. Propose a patch to fix this and lets see where this ends :-).



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