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From Robert Ionescu <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] internal dummy connection
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 21:03:11 GMT
Denis wrote:
> Constantly there are such messages:
> XX.XX.XX.XXX - - [01/Apr/2006:15:55:42 +0300] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 8273 
> "-" "Apache/2.2.0 (FreeBSD) mod_ssl/2.2.0 OpenSSL/0.9.7e-p1 DAV/2 
> PHP/4.4.2 (internal dummy connection)"
> what it means?

It's defined in /server/mpm_common.c:

| This function connects to the server, then immediately closes the
| connection.
| This permits the MPM to skip the poll when there is only one listening
| socket, because it provides a alternate way to unblock an accept()
| when the pod is used.

pod=pipe of death.

| The pipe of death is used to tell all child processes that it is time
| to die gracefully.

So if you use the worker MPM which doesn't use a pod, there are no 
internal dummy connections anymore.


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