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Usage of maxActiveConnections in Apche

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I was looking at using the maxActiveConnections in the application context, what I find is. When I reach the limit, as expected the server will not create a new session, however does return a http 200 status code.

I am wondering would it be possible for me to change this behavior to return say a 300 range code to redirect to (in a production environment) load balancer.

I can see some potential issues with this, like the possibility of an infinite loop, but for now I am just exploring possible ways to prevent my tomcat servers becoming overloaded.

Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas for this type of solution?

posted Aug 13, 2013 by Kumar Mitrasen

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Try "maxConnections" on the HTTP connector.
or the AJP connector, depending on how your proxy is connecting to Tomcat.
"The maximum number of connections that the server will accept and process at any given time. When this number has been reached, the server will not accept any more connections until the number of connections falls below this value."

answer Aug 13, 2013 by Seema Siddique
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