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From Grant <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: apache service interruption
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:06:46 GMT
> You can always compile from source ;)
> What version of Apache are you running?

I'm running 2.2.25.

- Grant

>>> Was it just an IP exhausting the apache service with too many
>>> connections?  What do you see in the access logs?  I use OSSEC HIDS on my
>>> apache servers to mitigate this.
>> In the access log I see the same IP made many requests during the
>> service interruption and I think that exhausted the apache service.
>> It looks like there isn't a Gentoo ebuild for OSSEC HIDS.  Is there
>> another way to prevent this sort of thing?
>> - Grant
>>>>> My server has 4GB RAM and uses nginx as a reverse proxy to apache. A
>>>>> little while ago my website became inaccessible for about 30 minutes.
>>>>> I checked my munin graphs and it looks like apache processes spiked to
>>>>> about 29 during this time which is many times greater than usual.  I
>>>>> have MaxClients at 30 and the error log verifies that MaxClients was
>>>>> not reached.  The strange part is system disk latency shows a spike
>>>>> during the interruption which is only very slightly greater than other
>>>>> spikes which did not interrupt service.  System CPU, memory, and swap
>>>>> usage don't show anything interesting at all.
>>>>> Does this make sense to anyone?  Should I decrease MaxClients?
>>>>> - Grant
>>>> I've looked over my access_log and I can see there is a particular IP
>>>> which was making many requests during the interruption.  Since munin
>>>> does not show there was an excessive amount of memory or CPU usage,
>>>> lowering MaxClients won't help?
>>>> - Grant
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