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From Sander Temme <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Understanding the APACHE 1.3 process model
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2007 03:00:31 GMT

On Sep 27, 2007, at 7:51 PM, Michael Conlen wrote:

> you likely have 23 established connections using server processes  
> and an additional number of server processes available to handle  
> new connections. Apache keeps some number of processes available so  
> that it doesn't have to fork the process at the time the request is  
> made, but instead has the process ready to go. There are httpd.conf  
> parameters to specify the minimum and maximum of these to keep  
> available.

See MinSpareServers, MaxSpareServers.

The TIME_WAIT, FIN_WAIT_1, FIN_WAIT_2 and LAST_ACK sockets should not  
be attached to httpd children.

httpd doesn't deal with the TCP layer, it deals with socket file  


Sander Temme
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