[LON-CAPA-admin] high server load and automatic redirection

Peter Riegler p.riegler at fh-wolfenbuettel.de
Wed Apr 16 14:47:00 EDT 2008


today why had a high CPU load on one of our servers (12 httpd processes 
consuming all CPU) for more than an hour. At that time only two people 
where logged in (doing authoring work). Being ignorant of how to analyze 
the reasons I decided to restart httpd which turned out to be a suitable 

During the period of high server load I was automatically redirected to 
lc1.mines.edu while trying to log onto our server. So far I had the 
impression that in such cases one would have to select an alternative 
server by hand. Anyway, that's a nice feature (and thanks to the folks 
at Boulder for their hospitality).

However, I would have found it more appropriate if the automatic 
redirection would have been towards a less distant server, such as nds, 
which is a nearby domain. So my question is: Is it possible to configure 
a priority list w.r.t. this automatic redirection?

Peter Riegler
Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel
Salzdahlumer Str. 46/48, 38302 Wolfenbüttel
Tel. +49 5331 939 6314, Fax. +49 5331 939 6002
email: p.riegler at fh-wolfenbuettel.de

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