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From Matt Sergeant <>
Subject Re: Cocoon scalability continued
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2002 06:56:55 GMT
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.

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