[ic] Forking processes

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Wed Jan 12 03:21:25 EST 2005

On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 15:25:15 -0800
"Boyer, Jim" <boyerj at wsu.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> System particulars: O/S RH 2.4.21-27.0.1.ELsmp, IC 5.2.0, Perl 5.8.5
> I am looking for a way to solve a process waiting problem.  The process
> I need to call is a web service running on a windows 2003 server.  Right
> now I call the web service from the receipt.html page as a user defined
> function, but many times the web service takes too long and the receipt
> page doesn't show quickly enough causing customers to double hit the
> submit button.  I would like to be able to call the web service and then
> not wait for the response so the receipt page displays quickly.  I don't
> need a response from the web service.  

I suggest to call the webservice from a (cron) job instead of from the
receipt page.


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