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From Joshua Kugler <joshua.kug...@uaf.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] limit max number of simultaneous connections from same ip
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 19:00:11 GMT
On Sunday 23 October 2005 21:09, Anton Krall wrote:
> Is there a way to limit the max number of httpd connections from a single
> ip?
>
> For example:
>
> tcp        0  30492 207.36.86.205:80        162.84.172.175:50784
> ESTABLISHED 31208/httpd
> tcp        0  33396 207.36.86.205:80        162.84.172.175:50785
> ESTABLISHED 14245/httpd
> tcp        0      0 207.36.86.205:80        162.84.172.175:50782
> ESTABLISHED 19402/httpd
>
> Limit 162.84.172.175 to only make one connection?

To add to the comments of others, you also have the situation where several 
users (possibly hundreds, or thousands: see AOL) are behind a single proxy, 
which has a single IP, so you would limit all those users to one connection 
to your web server. Not a good idea.

j----- k-----

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Joshua Kugler
CDE System Administrator
http://distance.uaf.edu/

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