[horde] ActiveSync stops working after migration from mod_php to mod_proxy_fcgi and PHP-FPM

Michael M Slusarz slusarz at horde.org
Mon Jan 13 19:38:44 UTC 2014

Quoting Ralf Lang <lang at b1-systems.de>:

> On 11.01.2014 12:50, Arjen de Korte wrote:
>> I have migrated a (Apache 2.4) server from mod_php to mod_proxy_fcgi and
>> PHP-FPM. This almost works, the only thing is that ActiveSync seems to
>> have stopped working. In the webserver logs I see lots of lines like
>> - - [11/Jan/2014:12:39:33 +0100] "POST
>> /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=Sync&User=arjen&DeviceId=847CC7DCA0F0B1CF&DeviceType=Android
>> HTTP/1.1" 401 -
>> After enabling ActiveSync debug logging at the same time the following
>> is logged
>>     2014-01-11T12:39:33+01:00 INFO: [12589]
>> Horde_Core_ActiveSync_Driver::authenticate() attempt for arjen
>>     2014-01-11T12:39:33+01:00 NOTICE: Device failed to pass the user
>> password.
>> The same installation is operational again if I disable mod_proxy_fcgi
>> and enable mod_php5, without further changes. What am I missing here?
> Apart from the activesync issue, could you measure any performance
> impact of changing to mod_proxy_fgci ?

Can't speak for mod_php vs. mod_proxy_fcgi.  But I know for a fact  
that a FastCGI (or PHP-FPM) based installation is *demonstrably* less  
resource intensive than an embedded Apcahe-like solution.  Not to  
mention it becomes trivial to scale.


Michael Slusarz [slusarz at horde.org]

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