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From dtufs <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to close connection instead of sending 403?
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2005 11:37:00 GMT

--- Rich <> wrote:

> You can configure mod_securiy so that it will not
> respond at all - ie - 
> it will just leave the client hanging waiting for a
> response (which it 
> will never get). Much like a 'silent' firewall.
> As I said, not ideal (the connection is still live),
> but at least you 
> can suppress any outgoing data.

Yes, I read about this possibility in the modsecurity
documentation. However, this does not seem acceptable,
because too many "hanging" connections would very
likely cause DoS in a very short time.

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