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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: remove mod_heart* from 2.4?(was: 2.4.0 GA This week?)
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:27:44 GMT
On 2/3/2012 12:51 PM, Gregg Smith wrote:
> On 2/3/2012 9:35 AM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>> On 1/3/2012 2:22 AM, Gregg L. Smith wrote:
>>> Since I have been the most vocal about this watchdog/hearmonitor/heartbeats on
windows ...
>>> I should chime in.
>>> I can tell someone what each do (as far as I have seen). There are, minimal docvs
on all
>>> but watchdog (which is required for a couple) ... but ... look at my emails in
the past
>>> ... am hardly the one to write docs :)
>> More to the point, what do they interact with?
>> What convention or protocol are they implemented with?
>> Let's start with the basics; what do they add to this MB's large tarball
>> to benefit Joe User?
> a way of monitoring a cluster of servers and opening another way of balancing the load
> (lb_meathod_byheartbeat).
> This is what I see when I look at the bundle.

With what external mechanisms that exist today?  Over what protocol?
In use today by mod_proxy_balancer?  I'll review the docs myself next
week when I come up for air, but what I don't want to do is ship
something a typical user can't directly take advantage of without
third party modules.

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