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From Dave Floyd <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Perl CGI * 900 second timeout
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2006 14:29:20 GMT
	If modifying apache config doesn't cure the problem, you are 
probably hitting a TCP parameter timeout on your operating system. 
Try looking at the TCP/IP tuning for your OS.


>Let's try this again...
>I'm seeing an odd issue on apache2 for Debian Sarge (Server version: 
>Apache/2.0.54, Server built:   Sep  5 2005 11:11:08). I've got a 
>Perl CGI can be counted on to run for as long as an hour. After 15 
>minutes/900 seconds, the browser stops accepting content from the 
>browser, i.e. in IE the globe stops spinning, or in Firefox the 
>spinner... stops. The CGI continues to run on the webserer, but the 
>user gets no confirmation that their process is completing. This 
>problem is NOT browser-specific; it failes on lynx just the same as 
>it fails on IE or Firefox.
>The kicker is that in apache2.conf, I've made the following change:
>Timeout 3600
>So far as I can tell, this is either being ignored or doesn't act 
>like I think it should. I do know that if I change the value from 
>3600 to 30, all pages stop running after 30 seconds.
>Why would a higher value for Timeout be ignored?

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