[OpenAFS] dynroot question

Jack Neely jjneely@ncsu.edu
Fri, 7 Aug 2009 10:15:23 -0400

On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 07:08:30PM +0100, Simon Wilkinson wrote:
> On 5 Aug 2009, at 19:03, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Apache recursively ascends the file hierarchy looking for .htaccess  
>> files
>> even if that directory itself is not being served, so it will attempt 
>> to
>> read /afs/.htaccess if you are serving any directory anywhere under / 
>> afs.
> I haven't looked at the code, so we may be already doing this, but it  
> seems to me that we could just bounce requests for /afs/.htaccess  
> immediately. In fact, there's probably a range of things that it makes  
> no sense to do DNS lookups for.
> S.

I agree here.  Turns out I am sending out DNS queries from each of the
web servers for the htaccess cell 20 or so times a second.


Jack Neely <jjneely@ncsu.edu>
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Office of Information Technology, NC State University
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