perlbal(reverse proxy role) timing out for slow 'reproxy' backends

Hemant Bist hemant_bist at
Mon Sep 17 06:15:21 UTC 2007

I am using version 1.59 of perlbal from CPAN  with slight modification to
/usr/bin/perlbal (unofficial drop privileges patch from David).

On 9/16/07, Hemant Bist <hemant_bist at> wrote:
> Hi, I have perlbal running in reverse proxy role. I have a case, where the
> backend mod_perl servers redirect the the perlbal (via X-REPROXY-URL
> header)  to a server that takes around 2 min to serve all the
> data to the browser. I am consistenly getting timeout in less than min in
> such case.
> Changing the max_idle_time in to return 180 seems to fix
> the problem for me. (But I am not sure if it also increases the timeout for
> the persistent browser connections to 180 sec)
> Is this a known bug/behaviour. Or something that I only I am noticing.
> I see a patch from Justin to configure the timeout per service  in this
> list( ).
>  Is it to workaround this bug?
> Thanx,
> HB
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