System Administration Guide: Network Services

NCA to Httpd Request Flow

The following list shows the request flow between the client and the web server.

  1. An HTTP request is made from the client to the web server.

  2. If the page is in cache, the in-kernel cache web page is returned.

  3. If the page is not in cache, the request goes to the web server to retrieve or update the page.

  4. Depending on the HTTP protocol semantics that are used in the response, the page is cached or not. Then the page is returned to the client. If the Pragma: No-cache header is included in the HTTP request, the page is not cached.