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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirk.vangu...@jrc.it>
Subject Re: general/3289: repeated connects kill the server (fwd)
Date Mon, 26 Oct 1998 17:00:01 GMT
The following reply was made to PR general/3289; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirk.vangulik@jrc.it>
To: TLOSAP <new-httpd@apache.org>
Cc: apbugs@apache.org
Subject: Re: general/3289: repeated connects kill the server (fwd)
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 17:54:10 +0100 (CET)

 On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:
 > On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
 > > Hmm; when trying this from an NT box with a serial wire connected to it
 > > rather than a ethernetcard, it seems to me that it is the NT's stack which
 > > gets overwhelmed. I get a 'dead' server apperanve on NT, but the actual
 > > server still lives on. (Server is just Apache 1.2 on a x486 freebsd 2.1
 > > box). I cannot quite reproduce using the network card. My gues would be
 > > that due to latency, whatever, the handshake takes to long on the modem
 > > link, it needs bits of buffers kept, and finally fills some crucial
 > > buffer.
 > Does Ctrl-Alt-T show the number of active connections maxed out in
 > Netscape?  If you try to telnet to the server manually from the
 Not quite
 > same box does it work?  If you exit and restart Netscape does it work?
 But any other connect to that IP failes. As does a restart of netscape;
 only a reboot seems to solve it. While from another machine, apache
 apears as alive as ever. So either I cannot reproduce it properly
 or it really is an NT network stack issue. Shrug.
 > I am not going to play games with this person just because they refuse to
 > give any contact info yet expect us to help them.  It takes 2 minutes to
 > get an account at any one of dozens of free email services.

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