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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] [httpd 1.3] 100% CPU utilization
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2005 11:48:59 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Alex Karasulu wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a very unusual problem running httpd 1.3.27 on Solaris 2.8.  
>> The daemon is forking and consuming 80-95% of the CPU and meanwhile 
>> requests are just hanging.  Nothing seems to be making it into the 
>> logs.  We're totally perplexed about this one.  Unfortunately these 
>> production systems can't be upgraded to 2.0 due to 3rd party plugins 
>> that do not support Apache httpd 2.0.
> It can be updated to 1.3.33 as there should be no binary breakage, and
> if this just started happening, it's indicitive of a DoS attack... there
> are a number of recently closed vulnerabilities.
Thanks we'll give that a try!


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