I have an Apache server which is hanging for some reason. When I normally want to check on the load of an Apache server, I tend to use mod_status via the URL at http://webserver1.example.org/server-status or from the commandline like
service httpd fullstatus.
However today, the Server is refusing all new connections. Some mysterious problem is causing connections to stall, which means that number of connections fills up all available connections (e.g. The number of connects exceeds the
MaxClients setting), and therefore neither http://webserver1.example.org/server-status nor
service httpd fullstatus can return anything.
Is it possible to configure Apache to reserve one or two slots for the mod_status pages?