Apache Mod Proxy with Cache throwing 503 responses and (OS 10060) errors

Question : Apache Mod Proxy with Cache throwing 503 responses and (OS 10060) errors

We are running Apache 2.2.3 with proxy and caching on Windows Server 2003.  It is proxying to an external site.  When the external site is access directly we do not get 503 HTTP Response Codes, however when we access the site through the proxy it does throw 503 responses periodically.  When Apache Proxy throws a 503 response it also generates the following message in the error.log:

[Wed Apr 04 17:55:41 2007] [error] (OS 10060)A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.  : proxy: HTTPS: attempt to connect to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:443 (*) failed

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you.


Solution: Apache Mod Proxy with Cache throwing 503 responses and (OS 10060) errors

hi,

I would agree with Nopius on the proxying SSL request for Apache.

You could start building/customizing the SSL support for your existing Apache installation, OR you could grab a binary of Apache with SSL support from ApacheLounge website:

http://www.apachelounge.com/download/

* never tried any of this, but this should be doable.

Just an off-topic comment –  I would personally like to recommend splitting the functionality of web hosting, and web proxying.  I would run apache, and for proxying, I would use squid (http://squid.acmeconsulting.it/SquidNT25.html) I hope I am not offending anyone with this :)

cheers.