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RE: Bug in IIS filter?

Hey David, and everyone.

My boos wanted me to ask what happens when this limit in used
connections is reached? What will the user see?



On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 01:02, Sweetman, David wrote:
> Brett,
> Regarding your question on the connection pool size:
> This number determines the number of connections established between the
> IIS Server and the central CoSign server for the purpose of verifying
> logons.
> When I conducted load testing on IISCosign a couple years ago, I found
> this to be the single most important setting related to server load.  A
> greater number of connections are needed for a greater number of
> concurrent users.  In our testing, a connection pool setting of 23 was
> needed to handle 500 users authenticating in a ~5 minute period.
> David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Lomas [mailto:b.lomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 12:33 AM
> To: cosign-discuss
> Subject: Bug in IIS filter?
> Hi all,
> I have noticed a possibly bug in the IIS filter. I have not had to
> actually dig
> into the code as yet, but thought I would email here to see if anyone
> know about
> it or has seen it.
> When the filter does a check for a ticket, which hasn't been registered
> before
> (i.e. if one goes to the protected content for the first time, and then
> goes to
> the page again without signing in) the daemon returns a 533 status
> (ticket not
> in DB). The code (the bit i have looked at) return a 0 and essentially
> will try
> to look at other connections, but somewhere something is closing that
> connection
> for no good reason. (I can see this via tcpdump on the machine, as the
> remote
> peer port changes when this happens).
> Of course, this mean the next connection then suffers the penalty of the
> connection being established again.
> Also a quick question, what does the connection pool size and the
> connection
> pool do? Does the module open that many connections to the each of the
> server or
> what??
> Thanks heaps.
> Brett
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