Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102619
KeepAlive setting in Apache httpd.conf is wrong
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
After a new installation of RH9, the KeepAlive setting in the httpd.conf file says:
# KeepAlive: Whether or not to allow persistent connections (more than
# one request per connection). Set to "Off" to deactivate.
The documentation clearly states that should be 'On' or 'Off', in both the
config file and the Apache docs.
Also, please consider changing the default to "On" since this gives
significantly better performance.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH9
Actual Results: Config file uses 'false' for the KeepAlive setting.
Expected Results: The KeepAlive setting should be 'On' or 'Off', with the
Apache default being 'On'.
The default config in RHL9 has:
I'm not sure where you got "false" from. It's off by default deliberately;
enabling keepalive can tie up server children which can actually hurt
performance on high-volume sites.
I got it from a fresh RH9 installation. I was wondering if somebody else had
changed it, so I checked my server at home (which nobody else has access to) and
it was 'false' on that one, as well. It was also a fresh RH9 installation.
Maybe my ISOs are old and the problem has already been fixed.