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From Donald Ball <>
Subject Re: Question on HTTPConnector.
Date Sun, 08 Jul 2001 02:15:30 GMT
On Sat, 7 Jul 2001, Craig R. McClanahan wrote:

> Well yes, it's bad, but so will any other reaction.  What choices are
> there in handling it?
> (1) Current behavior of closing the connection and go back to
>     accepting new connections (causes a client-side protocol error)
> (2) Pause and try again in a bit (but in the mean time, this
>     thread cannot accept any new connections, so they stack up
>     inside the server socket up to acceptCount and then start
>     getting refused)
> (3) Ignore the maxProcessors parameter and create a new processor (and
>     its associated thread) anyway (can lead to denial of service attacks)
> Have you a suggestion on how we might deal with this more effectively?

shouldn't this event be logged? it would be nice if this happened too
frequently for a warning to be sent to the server's administrator.

- donald

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