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Lingerd is a daemon designed to properly close network connections from an HTTP server (ie Apache). This frees the server from doing the boring but time-consuming job of "lingering closes", and lets each process go on to the next connection immediately. As a result, Apache needs fewer processes to handle high loads. This saves memory, reduces kernel contention, and makes Apache more scalable.


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
BSD 2ClauseJanet Casey12 September 2002

Leaders and contributors

Roger Espel Llima Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Apache

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 March 2003.


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