I am trying to set up a proxy with a very small string buffer. With
apache 1.3, you can
set it down to 512 bytes, but I need it to be even smaller.
The proxy will be used as a user interface to several servers, which run
cgi's which may take several minutes, with little or no output while
they are running. We
need to keep the web browser connection alive during this, and to do so
we send the browser
a series of hidden characters.
At this time, we do not use a proxy. But, when we start doing so the
proxy will save the
characters intended to keep the browser connection open in a buffer,
untill there are
enough to be worth sending. This buffering will cause many of our
interfaces to break.
There is an option in apache 1.3 to set the buffer as small as 512
bytes, but in
order to get it smaller I have to set this value to 0, where will use
the system buffer
What I need to know, is how do I set this buffer to be very small?
Also, how do
I find the size of this buffer? I have found that the sysctl functions
may be used
to control variables such as this, but what are the variables? Are
changes saved beyond re-boots?
I have searched dejanews for this and like options, but have not found
Thanks! I appreciate any replies to this newsgroup or my email.