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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: New feature request for balancer-manager: command line usage
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:29:55 GMT

On Oct 30, 2012, at 3:12 PM, John M <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a new feature request for the balancer-manager: the ability to
> enable or disable servers in the balancer using the command line,
> instead of using the only way that exists that I know of: the
> balancer-manager webpage.  The use case for this would be the creation
> of a shell script that could call such a command-prompt command, as
> part of an automated hot-deploy or continuous deployment architecture.
> I don't know anything about the httpd source and don't know if this
> would have to be part of a new executable if not an addition to httpd
> or apacectl....what does everyone / anyone think?  This is my first
> time emailing this group: for this request to be considered, do I need
> to create an item in Bugzilla?
> I could also think about trying to implement this sort of thing myself
> and submitting it as a patch, but I could very much use guidance
> towards what to create / modify and where it would go in the
> codebase......

Right now, the balancer-manager doesn't require the use
of the web-interface. You can talk straight http to it
via curl/httpclient/whatevs. So creating a php/perl/python/ruby
script that interfaces with the manager should be no prob at all.

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