KeepAlive and load balancing?

From: Charlie Reitsma (
Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 22:35:36 CET

Does KeepAlive in an Apache web server make any sense in load balancing? Each
web server sees all of its requests coming from the load balancer. What is
KeepAlive doing in such a case? Is it keeping a connection open between the
webserver and the load balancer? If it works like that I would expect to find
only one Apache web process running on the server but I usually see a dozen or
so in various states (thus it must not work like that). I guess it's back to
school for me.

Charlie Reitsma

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