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From Ryan Perry <>
Subject Re: automatically restart httpd
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:08:26 GMT
I've considered doing it daily via cron, but if there's a way to do when I
hit this error I'd prefer that.

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Jim Albert <> wrote:

> On 4/23/2013 11:49 AM, Ryan Perry wrote:
>> I've been plagued by some bug that makes a call to LWP stop working:
>> "Can't connect to (Bad hostname)"
>> I haven't been able to figure out why, but a simple httpd restart fixes
>> it for a day or 2.
>> Since I can't figure out a real fix, I'm wondering if there is a way for
>> me to automatically restart httpd whenever the bug hits.  Maybe whenever
>> it appears in the httpd-error.log?  What are my options?
> Without more to go on to the actual cause of the problem...
> Restarting apache daily isn't a bad idea in general if even just a
> graceful restart.
> kill -USR1 `cat /var/run/`
> which I believe should be safe any time of day.
> If a complete restart, maybe early morning off hours assuming your server
> requires a high degree of availability?
> Jim

*Ryan Perry*
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