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From Mladen Turk <>
Subject Re: Tomcat in a High Traffic Environment
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2004 15:59:00 GMT
Peter Lin wrote:
> mladen makes a good point. the sites I've worked on, we left the
> keepalive up to the browser and didn't explicitly disable keepalive. 
> the sites I've worked on we simply used hardware load balancer to make
> sure the session goes to the right server.

The keepalive is usually used for loading a single page with extra
content on it, so that browser doesn't need to connect for every
single icon on the web page.

Of course it's also a backdor for DOS attacks, so it's up to the
admin to decide the proper policy.

> I would look at the statistics from the http logs to determine whether
> keepalive should be disabled or not.

Yep, me too :).


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