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From "Herb Stein" <h...@herbstein.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] httpd.conf inetd/standalone
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2002 19:26:43 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Turner" <kk5st@sbcglobal.net>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:25 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] httpd.conf inetd/standalone


> On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 12:58:09 -0800 (PST), ranjit@cdfd.org.in wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >I have these basic questions:
> >1. What is the difference between the ServerType as inetd/standalone
> >in the httpd.conf file.
>
> inetd is a daemon that listens for calls to a service and then opens
> that service.  For example, it would listen for port 110 and open the
> pop server as needed.  A stand alone server would already be up and
> running, listening to the port itself.
>
> >I have my apache installed on a unix machine and till now I am using
> >it in standalone mode, should I use it only in inetd mode and how will
> >it help, if I do...?!
>
> stand alone mode would mean that Apache is up and running, ready to
> serve up pages.  It is also using memory and cpu cycles.  In inetd
> (InterNET Daemon), Apache will not use system assets until called.
> Usually, servers that are not heavily used will be set up to depend on
> inetd, while more heavily used servers will stay up in stand alone mode.
>
> >2. Also the clauses (in httpd.conf again) MinSpareServers/MaxSpareServers
> >and StartServers,
> >what is the difference and is there any advantage if I use more number
> >of StartServers than the default 5.
>
> Better a true guru should answer this.  My server has little load, and
> the default seems fine for me.  (Script kiddies are my largest client
> base. <g> Damn, I'm glad I use Apache on Debian Gnu/Linux)
>
> >sorry, if this questions are too basic and irritating, but anybody
> >could spare some time on it is highly appreciable.
>
> Actually, they're not bad.  They fall in that gray area that can spark
> bodacious religious wars.  Being of the true faith, myself, I edit
> config files in Emacs <lol>

Ah! The editor wars begin. The only true *nix editor is vi.

>
> --
> gt       kk5st@sbcglobal.net
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> it's what you do know that ain't so.--unk
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