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From "BBF Tech. Support" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Occasional 120-second delay in responding to first request (2.0.46 / Windows 2000)
Date Fri, 04 Jul 2003 17:54:22 GMT
I had that same problem when setting up a firewall on my email server and it was a DNS issue.

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 07:12:50 +0200, Robert Andersson wrote:

>Asad Chaudhary wrote:
>> ... but then experience a 120 second (every time I've remembered to
>> time it, it's been exactly 2 minutes) delay in loading the first page.
>> [snip]
>> Apache is NOT set to do reverse lookups for logging purposes, ...
>It do sound like Apache attempts some action which times out after 120 s. I
>understand that this delay is experienced by each unique client when doing
>its first request, right? A failed reverse DNS loopup is the only thing that
>comes to mind that would fit that.
>A debugging tip: On low-traffic time, setup a sniffer (eg. Ethereal) and
>launch a request from a client predicted to experience the delay and save
>the packages during the delay. Then, find the client's request packet(s) and
>note information like its IP address, and see if you can find any subsequent
>traffic that might be related to the request. In particular, look for any
>outbound DNS requests. Don't rule out a DNS issue even though you don't find
>If the above test come out negative, it may be due to a broken configuration
>or system, depending on something that isn't available [anymore]. Try to
>install a parallell Apache with vanilla configuration, and see if it suffers
>the same problems.
>I'm out of ideas.
>Robert Andersson
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