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From Brantley Hobbs <sbho...@uga.edu>
Subject Re: Keeping busy site responsive
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2007 20:45:29 GMT
I should say "an actual redirect response code could confuse a browser".

B.

Brantley Hobbs wrote:
> You know, I hadn't given it a lot of thought to be honest.
>
> I think that for accuracy's sake it should probably be a 500 error (I 
> assume that 503 is a server busy error or something; don't know it off 
> the top of my head).  An actual redirect error could confuse a browser.
>
> I'd assume that for optimal performance you'd want to redirect to 
> another machine, but there's nothing enforcing this.  If you're using 
> Apache or IIS as a localhost front-end, you could redirect to a URI 
> that's being served by the web server.  This is likely to be a 
> low-cost operation.
>
> Brantley
>
> Nelson, Tracy M. wrote:
>> | From: Brantley Hobbs [mailto:sbhobbs@uga.edu]
>> | Sent: Wednesday, 27 June, 2007 12:37
>> | | This approach seems to work well (at least until the box staggers 
>> to a
>> | halt simply issuing redirects).
>>
>> Just out of curiosity, do you think it would help in those situations to
>> issue a 503 instead of a 307?  Or do you redirect to another machine for
>> the busy page?
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