Retry delay and retry count when proxying requests

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Jul 16 14:06:22 CEST 2010

Murray Long wrote:
> I saw that, but the "home_server example below", does not mention
> anything about retry_count or retry_delay.

  Because this is documented in proxy.conf:

	#  Note that as of 2.0, the "synchronous", "retry_delay",
	#  "retry_count", and "dead_time" have all been deprecated.
	#  For backwards compatibility, they are are still accepted
	#  by the server, but they ONLY apply to the old-style realm
	#  configuration.  i.e. realms with "authhost" and/or "accthost"
	#  entries.

> Any simply putting retry_count = <value> in the home_server section
> dosn't seem to have any effect.
> So how are these values set for home servers?

  You don't.  The configuration entries that work are documented in

  Why do you want to set "retry_delay" and "retry_count" for a home
server?  If you think you need them, see the above documentation.  You
can still set them for realms.  But for the new home_server
configuration, the new method is better and more stable.

  Alan DeKok.

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