On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 06:01:57PM +0200, Robert Segall wrote:[...]
It accepts the tcp connection, but will never ever reply. Probably the
OS is in a so frozen/locked up/borked state, that it's unable to serve
the request, but it's able to accept the connection. happend here.
Yeap, on unsupported requests it just passes the connection immedietly to
the application. Here around 99% percent of the requests are GET. We are
providing web services mostly for online newspapers
Our experience is it can be guessed statistically from the response times
of the given backend. If it produces deterministically higher response times
then its used to, then probably it's under a higher load.
Another way is the server-status or another monitoring interface, but that's
a targeted method which has to be checked additionally, and cannot be derived
from the given traffic.
Sorry, the site was a but understructed, and I haven't noticed the mailing
I will forward this reply as soon as the subscription is done.