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From "joel grimes" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache very slow to respond to first request
Date Sun, 01 Sep 2002 15:18:13 GMT
Removing the allow and order directives did fix it completely.  Pretty good 
for a first stab.

>From: Michael <>

>	I don't know if this problem is still relevant, but since you're not
>using the access directectives (allow and order) I'd take those out to see 
>they fix the problem. The issue I've found is that if you have those 
>in at all, Apache will attempt to verify every IP that connects to it. This
>can result in the long timeouts you describe if your users' ISP doesn't
>have a reverse mapping for every IP they've got (which is common).
>	And yes, it will do the DNS queries even if you've got
>HostNameLookups set to off (which you do) as long as it feels that it
>needs to. You can see if it's doing this by checking your logs; if the
>first column in the log entry is a hostname instead of an IP then Apache
>is still doing DNS lookups.

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