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From "i.t" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Aliases and lots of them!
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2002 13:49:28 GMT
msg Donnerstag 12 Dezember 2002 13:07 by Warhurst, SI (Spencer) :

> 1) Would that be a performance issue for Apache? Presumably it loads the
> config into memory, so it would use up more memory, but our server has a
> gig of memory and plenty spare so that shouldn't be a problem. What I am

should not...
> wondering is if everytime a request is received by Apache, would it have to
> check through 4,000+ aliases everytime and could that slow the server down?

no - starting may take a very little longer

> 2) I plan to keep this 4,000+ Alias list up to date by running a Perl
> script every night that runs through every list on the server and creates
> an Alias list and replaces the one currently in http.conf. However, that
> raises a couple of further questions:
> a) I would rather keep this list in a separate text file so that I'm not
> having to actually modify http.conf. Is it possible to do this and have a
> line in http.conf that points to the file so that it loads those aliases
> up?

include aliaslist.conf

> b) Apache has to be restarted for changes in http.conf to take effect. This
> is no problem in the middle of the night as my log cycling script stops &
> restarts Apache anyway. However, apart from the nightly rebuild of the
> alias list, I have a new-list script that will also need to add to the
> alias list and that can be run at any time during the day when a restart is
> much less desirable. Is a special type of config file that might solve all
> my problems here and doesn't require a restart?

keeps the child processes running


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