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From "Krist van Besien" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to check for availability of remote server or services?
Date Mon, 26 Nov 2007 20:18:41 GMT
On Nov 26, 2007 6:41 PM, Robert Granvin <> wrote:
> Not sure that's a particularly descriptive subject ...
> What we're facing here is a simple situation, but not so clear of a
> solution.  Perhaps this is easy and/or someone can offer me suggestions from
> past experience?
> Basically, our primary web server has a link to an important, well used, web
> site that resides on a physically different server (we have root access to
> both, by the way, so configuration changes are possible).
> When the remote web server is down/unavailable, we want the link to failover
> to a catch-all page that gives alternate access temporarily to important
> pieces.
> The second scenario is that the remote web server itself is up, but the
> application running (jboss in this case) is down or non-responsive.  We want
> to accomplish the same thing.
> My guess is that the first one is a lot easier than the second.  :-)  I'm
> not sure if #2 is as easy as creating a custom 404 page.

I guess what you need is a custom 500 page.

ErrorDocument 500 /falbacksite/index.html


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