Apache can't spawn child process

Apache can't spawn child process

Post by Paul Donnel » Wed, 14 Aug 1996 04:00:00



[Mon Aug 12 20:43:19 1996] access to
/usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/Count.cgi failed for nyct.net, reason:
couldn't spawn child process

How do I increase the amount of process so that there is enough for
cgi-bin access's?

I'm running Apache 1.1.1 on FreeBSD


- Paul

Paul James Justin Donnelly
Webmaster - New York Connect Ltd.

317 Madison Ave. Suite 907
New York City, NY 10017

Telephone #: 212-293-2620
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