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From Torsten Foertsch <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] ProxyTimeout
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:23:29 GMT
On Wed 19 Aug 2009, Qingshan Xie wrote:
> In a Reverse Proxy server, what is the relation of Apache "TimeOut"
> and "ProxyTimeout"?  Can someone shed some lights on it?

TimeOut aborts a request if the client/browser takes too long to send or 
receive data. ProxyTimeout aborts a connection to the backend if it is 
not responding.

           Timeout             ProxyTimout
browser <===========> proxy <===============> backend


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