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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] HTTP server scalability
Date Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:33:50 GMT
>  The parent process then takes the connection socket, and passes it on to
> an available child process to handle---once the socket is passed on to the
> child (and no, the three-way TCP handshake does not have to happen again,
> the connected socket is passed from the parent to the child process), the
> parent can then close its copy of the connection socket (which won't affect
> the connection, nor the connection socket the child process now has), and go
> back to handle a new connection by calling accept() on the half created
> listening socket.

Minor note for the archives; worker and prefork don't pass the client
socket from parent to child, because the children do the accept().

Eric Covener

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