What's up? Apache servers making 'return calls' to past clien t IPs!

Matt_Domsch@Dell.com Matt_Domsch at Dell.com
Tue Apr 23 11:10:00 CDT 2002

> Here, 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx' is the IP address of one of a pair of 
> web servers.
> Strangely, the above destination addresses had all previously 
> accessed the
> webserver about 15-30 minutes before the firewall log report of the
> attempted return outbound connection.

Just a thought...  They're probably using Persistent HTTP connections, which
are getting timed out after a while?  The web server thinks the connection
is still open, the firewall doesn't?


Matt Domsch
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