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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: How to see/use the response when the apache server is down.
Date Thu, 09 Jul 2009 16:26:32 GMT
On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Chintan Kachhi<> wrote:
> Ok.. here's the thing:
> I am having a issue, where the following happens: I am using IBM http server
> as my front end server, and WebSphere as my application server.
> I am trying to configure httpserver config file (httpd.conf) to display a
> certain page when my application
> server is down - but that is not working. ( that is I have my http server
> running, but the actual app server is stopped). I tried setting the
> errorDocument directive within the httpd.conf file of the HTTP server to
> display some custom string text in case of 500, 501, 502 or 503 errors, but
> it does not show any of the error messages. Instead, when I try to hit a
> service on the app server, it shows something as follows:

Works for me, might want to make sure you have a recent WebSphere Plugin.

I changed the port plugin-cfg.xml to something not listening, and set
  ErrorDocument 500 "whoops.

I got the custom error response.  This won't work if the AppServer is
up/listening and return it's own error response.

Eric Covener

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