Bug 83 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart doesn't always start
Summary: /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart doesn't always start
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1998-11-16 00:47 UTC by Edward Schlunder
Modified: 2012-06-19 22:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-16 17:15:23 UTC

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Description Edward Schlunder 1998-11-16 00:47:28 UTC
Sometimes when you do a /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart, the
httpd server doesn't start back up properly because the port
is still busy. There needs to be a slight wait between
shutting down and then trying to start back up.

Comment 1 seva 1998-11-19 14:25:59 UTC
I can confirm this.  Don't know if the reason is right or not, but
restart doesn't alwasy work.

Although most of the time you want 'reload' option.


Comment 2 zblaxell 1998-12-13 01:04:59 UTC
Isn't that "slight wait" on the order of 120 seconds?

One could use something like netcat to try to bind the port in a loop,
pausing a few seconds at a time until it succeeds.  Then again, httpd
could do that for us anyway.

Comment 3 Preston Brown 1998-12-16 17:15:59 UTC
The next release of apache will include a httpd init file which is
closely modeled after the 'apachectl' utility that the apache group
ships, which we have found people are familiar with.  It does server
restarts in a different way -- much more like server reloads.
Hopefully this will fix the problem.  If you want an explicit 'stop'
followed by a 'start' you will specify it as such.

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