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From "Ed L." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] graceful stop?
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2003 21:57:42 GMT
On Tuesday January 28 2003 2:49, Jacob Coby wrote:
> >>Bummer, hoped for something a little simpler.  We have apps that
> involve significant uploads over geographically widely distributed
> lans, and we need this sort of functionality often.<<
> Can't rewrite rules be put in .htaccess files?  You could stick a
> htaccess with a rewrite * to->"we're busy doing something.html"
> until the upload is finished at which point you can remove the
> htaccess and the sites start working again.  Current responses
> would finish while new access would show the "we're busy, come back
> later" html.  Plus you get no "site not found" errors to boot :)

I'm talking about uploads as in POSTs and GETs.  For example, a user 
may be POSTing gobs of data in one request.  We need to allow him to 
finish, then shut the whole thing down.  These are huge requests.


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