[ic] Re: Dead 5.2 in RPC?

Ron Phipps ron at endpoint.com
Wed Dec 27 13:11:09 EST 2006

Bob Puff wrote:
>>> Hi Ron,
>>> Will that fix the authorizenet problems?  I'm a little gun-shy, after 
>>> having
>>> to do like 20 refunds due to this bug.  Thanks!
>>> Bob
>>> P.S. I am running Perl 5.8.4, non-threaded
>> Hello Bob,
>> I can't guarantee it will fix the problem, but your symptoms all sound 
>> like things I have ran into in the past (if you search the archives 
>> you'll find a lot of info about "double triple charges with signio" 
>> and the fix was to run in RPC mode with MaxServers 0.  Recently I was 
>> instructed to setup all sites at End Point with MaxServers 0 in high 
>> traffic mode to get the stability of high traffic mode with the fix 
>> for perl signaling problems that cause issues when calling sendmail or 
>> external programs.
>> There was also a thread about authorizenet issues awhile ago and I 
>> think the solution may have been to use another method to contact 
>> authorizenet (using wget instead of lwp).
>> -- 
>> Ron Phipps
>> End Point Corporation
>> ron at endpoint.com
> Hi Ron,
> I thought the thing that fixed the perl signal problems was the RPC 
> mode, not necessarily the MaxServers thing.  Has the high traffic 
> setting been working ok for you?
> I did a search in the archives on authorizenet and wget, and came up 
> with nothing.  Any other suggestions for info on this?
> Bob

Hi Bob,

It's definitely MaxServers 0 that gets around the signaling issue when calling external programs.  High traffic with MaxServers 0 is working wonderfully for us.  It's used at FrozenCPU.com, Backcountry.com, Reliabemedical.com, any of the sites maintained by End Point are using that setup.saz

Here's a link to the commit about using wget:


I'm not sure where the main thread is about this problem, but it's in the archives.  Here is another post about the matter:


You may try searching for wget and Payment.pm or wget and Payment and see what turns up.

Ron Phipps
End Point Corporation
ron at endpoint.com

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