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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: debugging a timeout issue
Date Fri, 09 May 2008 08:10:02 GMT

On May 9, 2008, at 6:23 AM, Graham Dumpleton wrote:

> 2008/5/9 Sam Carleton <>:
>> I am a one man ISV that is using an Apache and an Apache Module.  I  
>> am
>> trying to trouble shoot a timeout issue that I cannot see, my  
>> customer
>> is reporting the problem and he can consistently repeat the problem.
>> Sometimes when the .Net 2.0 client makes a call to my Apache module,
>> the .Net code times out, I am trying to figure out which side is
>> having problems.  I am thinking it is a .Net, but I wanted to make
>> sure that I throughly confirmed that it is not Apache.
>> I have logged the heck out of my apache module and it never gets  
>> called.
>> I have set apache's LogLevel to debug and turned on access logging,
>> but I never see the request come in.  I see the first one, but not  
>> the
>> second one.
>> Is there anything else I can do to increase the logging of Apache or
>> is it safe to say that the request is NOT leaving the .Net
>> application?  Any suggestions on how I can absolutely confirm the
>> issue is in the .Net client?
> Since you see one request but not the second, one thing I would
> perhaps suggest doing is turn off KeepAlive and see if that makes a
> difference with the client. Maybe the application is trying to use
> HTTP/1.1 request pipelining but getting something wrong and as a
> result a second request over same connection is not getting passed
> through correctly. Turning off KeepAlive should ensure that each
> request uses a separate connection.

And do a tcpdump / wireshark on the connection at the same time.


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