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From "Steve Swift" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] CGI receives SIGTERM
Date Thu, 12 Oct 2006 06:02:31 GMT
As far as I know Apache doesn't send Sigterm to a running CGI. This has
nothing to do with the Timeout directive.
A couple of weeks ago I asked the opposite question: "How can I timeout a
CGI that is hung/looping?" and the answer I got, from trusted sources was
that it cannot be done with Apache alone, but would require an external

Something else on your system is doing this.

On 11/10/06, Nguyen, Nguyen Vu <> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> As far as I know the Timeout directive does control the amount of time a
> has before receiving a SIGTERM. However my CGI still receives a SIGTERM
> after what appears to be a random amount of time that is much less than
> what
> I have set in the Timeout directive. The client side still has the
> connection to the CGI when it receives the SIGTERM. So I'm wondering under
> what other circumstances does apache send SIGTERM to a CGI? Any help is
> very
> much appreciated.
> Thanks.
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