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I am fresh new with apache and I could not easily google the answer.

Will same directive found further inside httpd.conf override the former? For example:

Timeout 400
Timeout 500

Is resultant timeout 500?

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It depends on a directive. For example you can use several Listen directives and Apache will listen on every defined port. But if you use several StartServers directives only the last will apply (I just checked that on my setup). I guess default behaviour is to apply the last directive (and Listen is one of exceptions to that rule) so the timeout will be 500.

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