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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.2 > Timeout & RequestReadTimeout (mod_reqtimeout)
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:43:21 GMT
On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Geoff Millikan
<> wrote:
> When both RequestReadTimeout and Timeout values are set, the smaller of the two takes
precedence, right?  For example, if Timeout 6
> and RequestReadTimeout header=10 body=30 then Apache will close the connection at 6 seconds
and the RequestReadTimeout will never be
> activated, right?

No.  The Timeout refers to each individual read or write, so you can
easily take more than 10 seconds end-to-end to read the headers but
have never waited more than 5 seconds for an individual read.

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