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From "Brian" <>
Subject RE: Dynamic httpd.conf file using mod_perl...
Date Tue, 17 Apr 2001 02:21:45 GMT
Thanks all for the suggestions and idea provoking chatter.  I appreciate.  I
also much apologize as I didn't fully comprehend your first suggestion
Perrin.  Simple mind lapse caused by a lack of sleep and not enough
caffeine.  :o)

But, you are right about the DB being down.  A cache is a must in such a
case.  Thank you for pointing that out.  :o)

Brian Johnson
Systems Administrator/Programmer (
Surgeon General announcement:
"Coffee is a direct substitute for sleep."

> Sure, and it looks like you got your question answered.  The two
> approaches
> are pretty similar in terms of the results, but the off-line approach does
> require either using a custom startup script or doing two steps
> (build conf
> and then restart server).  On the other hand, the off-line approach will
> allow you to start your server even when the database is down.  You might
> want to build your dynamic conf file approach with a cache for the
> last-accessed database info, so that it has something to fall
> back to if the
> db goes down.
> - Perrin

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