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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable
Date Fri, 09 May 2003 19:56:40 GMT

On Fri, 9 May 2003, Jesse Zimmerman wrote:

> Hello -
>     I am having a problem with on of the virtual hosts I am hosting an
> Apache server 2.0. The site was working fine until today when I am
> receiving a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable Error 'The server is
> temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime
> or capacity problems. Please try again later.' when I goto
> . I read up on the error a little and it seems
> like apache is blocking the sites access because it is using too much of
> its share of the processor or something like that. The site itself is a
> JSP site which uses MySQL so that may be the case if it is heavily
> trafficed. My quesiton is how do I stop Apache from denying requests. I
> want to disable whatever part of apache is doing this. Thanks for any
> help.

As far as I know, the core Apache never generates 503 errors.  This
implies that the error is coming from either a third-party module, or from
your jsp.  Since I have no information about either of these, there is not
much that I can suggest.


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