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From John Iliffe <>
Subject [users@httpd] Response code 408
Date Fri, 11 May 2012 16:01:30 GMT
I recently switched from Apache-2.2.14 to Apache-2.4.2.  In the entire time 
we ran 2.2.14 I don't recall seeing a response code 408.  Since we switched 
two weeks ago we average about 30 - 35 a day.  Our server is not heavily 

The RFC definition of response code 408 is "Request Timeout, the client did 
not produce a request within the time the server was prepared to wait."

All of these 408's are arising from background (AJAX) requests in the 
browser that are well known to be very short  (16 bytes of data coded as an  

Which parameter have I set to short?  Looking at the Apache docs there 
don't seem to be any obvious choices.

Thanks for your help.


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