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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Cocoon scalability continued
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2002 14:03:09 GMT
Matt Sergeant wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> > 4) use a transparent proxy in front of your web server: the fastest
> > response is the one that is not even processed. Cocoon is *very* slow
> > (compared to a proxy server) to read resources such as stylesheets and
> > images. A transparent proxy (SQUID, for example, don't use Apache's
> > mod_proxy because is not HTTP/1.1 fully compatible and disables
> > connection keep-alive). Make sure you tune how long the static resources
> > that Cocoon "read"s from the sitemap are cached (look into the readers
> > code to find out more).
> Also if you can understand russian, check out mod_accel+mod_deflate, which
> is both HTTP/1.1 compliant and does on-the-fly gzipping of content, which
> makes a *huge* difference to percieved performance for the user. Plus it
> uses Apache style configs, rather than the scary Squid-style config.

Good point.

Or use gzip filters in Tomcat 4.0, which are even easier to use for java

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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