[ic] Occasional/random "Connection reset by peer" errors

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Wed Sep 13 16:29:41 EDT 2006

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Daniel Davenport wrote:

>> Is Interchange in PreFork, or fork-on-demand? What is the MaxServers 
>> setting?
> Appears to be fork-on-demand.  There's only one IC running, unless it's 
> serving a request. Hrm.....it's in "low" traffic mode, which at the 
> moment sets MaxServers to 5.  I don't know whether i've ever seen it 
> busy enough to need 5 copies running...but considering the machine's 
> serving 15 catalogs...maybe turning it up isn't too bad an idea.
> Another box, which seems to be running great, has MaxServers set to 0. 
> As far as i remember, i didn't do that (i've never had a reason to tweak 
> those settings, as until now they've always just worked).  I assume that 
> unlimits MaxServers -- which, although it works a lot better than the 
> current state of things, doesn't seem too safe to me.
> Going to look at changing the MaxServers setting, and probably turn on 
> PreFork as it sounds like it'd help speed things up a bit.

Personally I wouldn't mess with PreFork yet ... one thing at a time. :)

Try setting MaxServers higher, or to 0. Setting it to 0 can stop some 
weird signals problems. It does run the risk of a runaway, but if you 
don't have infinite loops in your code somewhere it's unlikely in my 


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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