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I configured Apache/PHP on a Windows 2012 server and everything runs smoothly for a few hours then Apache hangs and my website is not responsive.

I did find this entry in my Apache error log: [mpm_winnt:warn] [pid 3884:tid 1504] (OS 64)The specified network name is no longer available. : AH00341: winnt_accept: Asynchronous AcceptEx failed.

After doing some research I found some posts saying that I should use: Acceptfilter https none

However, it looks like there is a bug in Apache 2.4.2 when using this directive with https (my entire website runs on https). See for more information about the bug)

So I cannot use Acceptfilter https none.

I have a couple of questions that I hope somebody can help me answer: 1. Why do I need to disable filters to fix my problem? (I still don't know if this will actually fix it). 2. My website hasn't been tested with Apache 2.4.4 and I do not what the upgrade to introduce any errors. Is there a way I can fix my problem without upgrading to Apache 2.4.4? If not, then if anybody knows of any common errors that can be introduced when upgrading to Apache 2.4.4, please share.

I appreciate your help!

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You can always load up a VM to see what results you get with your webiste witht latest version of apache. Keeping your system up-to-date is important from a security standpoint anyway. Then again, I have no idea how complex your web environment is either. But being as though you aren't using IIS, seems like replicating your environment shouldn't be horrible anyway. – hydroparadise Aug 23 '13 at 17:44

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