<div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">I've been running through the archives and found some mentions of using<br>the telnet interface for changing Perlbal's config on the fly. But I
<br>really want to know if there is a signal I can send to Perlbal that will<br>tell it to re-read the config file and rebuild the running config.<br><br>We're using Perlbal as a single-public-IP frontend to a bunch of
<br>commodity VMs, none of which have any real traffic, so a slight glitch<br>in service is acceptable, but I'd rather have a single command like kill<br>-SIGHUP <perlbal pid> than having to kill it completely and start a new
<br>instance.<br></blockquote></div><br clear="all">There's no command to do that. Your best bet is to do a 'shutdown graceful' on your existing Perlbal and start up a new one immediately. Old connections are allowed to dwindle out and the new one can start handling things with the new configuration.
<br><br>The graceful shutdown isn't guaranteed to ever exit though (if a socket stays alive it can stay up for quite a while) so you still want to watch it and then kill it off after some period if it's still around.
<br><br><br>-- <br>Mark Smith / xb95<br><a href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">