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From Brian Mearns <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Ask apache to stop listening on only one socket?
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009 19:06:50 GMT
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Mohit Anchlia <> wrote:
> The problem is that we have F5 before webserver and we want a way to
> remove that web server out of service without having to stop apache
> and affecting existing connections. So only way is to have apache
> listen on socket and F5 do a health check. Other way is using http,
> which has more overhead.
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Matus UHLAR - fantomas
> <> wrote:
>> On 09.03.09 10:12, Mohit Anchlia wrote:
>>> But can I tell apache to stop listening on only one port? So if apache
>>> is listening on 80, 8080 then ask apache to stop listening on 8080
>>> only.
>> The most important question you did not answer (or did I miss it?) was:
>> WHY?
>> --
>> Matus UHLAR - fantomas, ;
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>> Varovanie: na tuto adresu chcem NEDOSTAVAT akukolvek reklamnu postu.
>> You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted,
>> then used against you.

apachectl graceful

or /sbin/service httpd graceful

After commenting/uncommenting the appropriate Listen directive.


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