Prohibiting persistent connections for some hosts

From: Stephen R. van den Berg <>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 18:28:25 +0200

Is there currently some mechanism to force an early close on
persistent connections to certain hosts?

I've noticed a server which accepts a POST request into a cgi program,
but then forgets to use the Content-Length field, and probably simply
waits until the socket is closed to feed an EOF to the program.
Since squid tries to use a persistent connection, the cgi program hangs
on for a while, then gives up in disgust and displays a timeout error message.

I could reduce the pconn_timeout setting, but that reduces the efficiency
of persistent connections.

           Stephen R. van den Berg (AKA BuGless).
To the Java programmers:
Due to the holiday next Monday, there will be no garbage collection.
Received on Thu Aug 27 1998 - 09:29:21 MDT

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