3.36.11. FailureBackoffTime Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

This optional parameter specifies how long a failed remote server will be removed from the forwarding list. If no reply is received from a Host (after all the Retries have expired) for MaxFailedRequests consecutive times, it will be marked as failed for FailureBackoffTime seconds. After that time has expired, it will again be eligible for forwarding. The default is 0, which means that the host is always regarded as working.
CAUTION
With most types of load balancing modules, the default of 0 will mean endless retransmission of each request until a reply is received.