sending a small amount of data to keep webserver connection alive.

Posted on 2004-11-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-01

In the current system that i am using there is a jsp page that processes more than 10,000 items in a while loop from a result set.

I need to send some 'dummy data' to an html page in a hidden field

so that the apache server does not time out within its speficied time.


or is there a way to increase the Apache webserver default time out.




Question by:imrama
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    Expert Comment

    try this, in ur jsp every 100 item run this:




    Author Comment

    the apache bridge is every 4 mins, i.e. the  timeout is set to that,  is it possible
    to create a thread that will sleep for 4 minutes or something and every 4 minutes it awakes to send something to the server?

    Author Comment

    in order to keep the bridge open
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    Expert Comment

    suppose that every item u proccess u diplay a row in the page, if u every while sent to the user the finished rows to be displayed it will not disconnect
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    by:Ryan Chong
    Maybe you can try create a separte page and simply add a meta tag to refresh the page on a certain interval?

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="60">

    60 = 60 seconds

    Will this works for your condition?
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    what you need to do is, it appears that your jsp is waiting for something to happen in between is that
    correct?  if so break up your code into blocks and after each block just send a blank
    post request or get request to the server and that should keep the connection open with the
    apache server.

    hope this helps

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