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I have an apache web server with a ProxyPass configuration to link a Tomcat server:

ProxyPass /server http://localhost:8080/server
ProxyPassReverse /server http://localhost:8080/server

When Tomcat is down I obviously get a http 305 error. But when Tomcat back up for a few Apache still send 503 without ping Tomcat. I think this due a cache of that proxy because if I wait or restart Apache everythink works again.

How to disable or reduce this cache time?

Thank you

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append retry=0 to the ProxyPass directive. See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/mod_proxy.html#proxypass

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Thank you, I thought that was a simple timeout. –  Tobia May 29 '12 at 9:30
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