I haven't looked at the pound code to see how modular it's parts are
but I had this idea for people who don't want a server that is for
example spewing 503 errors replying to clients.
I have a way to issue "override" commands to pound to manually flag a
backend as down. For scheduled downtime or having a watchdog script hit
the webservice and disable it when it gets a reply it doesn't like this
would be kind of handy. I'd assume a tcp port for injection of commands.
Has anyone mentioned something like this before? What would you see as
downsides to this sort of thing?