When using KeepAlive directive, Can I force reset a connection

Hi all,

I'm using Apache HTTP Server Version 2.2.
I want to use the directive keepAlive in order to enhance the performance of existing connection.
The problem is I have requests that are waiting for the keepAlive timeout in the queue.
Is there a directive that says something like - if you have a new request and a connection that is open and just waiting, clos this connection and use it for the new request?

Thanks
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Bryan ButlerCommented:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/Crawler.aspx?fid=281712&df=90&mpp=25&noise=3&sort=Position&view=Quick&select=3429313&fr=101

this link has what I think you are looking for:

MyWebRequest and MyWebResponse use the Socket class to manage connections, and they are similar to WebRequest and WebResponse, but they support concurrent responses at the same time. In addition, MyWebRequest supports a built-in flag, KeepAlive, to support Keep-Alive connections.
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omni_expertAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for the answer. This is not exactly what I'm looking for.
What I want is to use the parameter of keepAlive by default but if I have shortage of threads because all of them are idle on open connections - close the connections and use the threads.
Is it more clear now?

Thanks!
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fosiul01Commented:
I dont think there is any setting that can do that ...

according to apache2 documentation

if you set keepAlive timeout too long, then it will impact in your server performance.

if there is any kind of setting to handle what you are trying to achieved, it should of mention in keep Alive section, but there is not anything


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Bryan ButlerCommented:
In that article it has:

This code works well but it has a very serious problem as the WebRequest class function GetResponse locks the access to all other processes, the WebRequest tells the retrieved response as closed, as in the last line in the previous code.

Is the GetResponse lock your issue?  Either way, it seems like you will need to control the connection yourself.  Does minimizing the KeepAliveTimeout setting help you?  Or just keep it off....

http://agiletesting.blogspot.com/2009/01/watch-that-apache-keepalive-setting.html
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=182307
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omni_expertAuthor Commented:
There isn't a way to set what I was hoping for.
Nevertheless, The links and answers helped a lot and the best thing to do in my case is to probably shut down the keep alive directive.

Thanks.
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