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From "Eric Covener" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Responding to ping
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:00:23 GMT
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Arnab Ganguly <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is it possible that Apache server stops responding under heavy load, but it
> responds to ping? What would be the possible causes for this?
> Remote client is getting connection refused when it tries to connect.But
> when the I ping the server from the client box it shows the server is alive.
> Thanks
> -A

If you hit MaxClients, apache will be able to accept some number of
new connections but not really do anything with them. Eventually it
won't be able to accept new connections (see ListenBacklog)

Eric Covener

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