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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: [OT rant] there must be some way out of here...
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 18:26:33 GMT
Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
> Pier Fumagalli wrote:
>> Well, remember that now in Apache 2.0 mod_proxy and mod_cache are 
>> separated,
>> so, if you achieve proxy "full support" using HTTP, you'll be able to 
>> simply
>> replace the HTTP proxying module with something (Better? Faster? Is it
>> really needed?), and keep all that caching magic working at the same 
>> time...
> Yep. Apache mod_proxy (+ mod_cache) for the average, Squid for more 
> advanced users and Akamai for the huge boxes. :-)
>> The only case where I see something different from mod_proxy to be used
>> would be in the case when you really need a lot of thrughput, and so 
>> you can
>> use things like shared memory and unix sockets/pipes between Apache and
>> Cocoon to basically avoid the re-parsing of the HTTP protocol and be as
>> close to the client as possible (a some sort of mod_cocoon)...
>> But of course that approach would mean having the Java code to rely on
>> something native, with the rather-obvious problems of portability and
>> maintainance... Quite complicated indeed... It wouldn't be 100% pure java
>> anymore...
> Just out of curiosity, what do you think of a NIO based, pure java, 
> lightweight HTTP server? I'm talking about projects like SEDA and 
> derivatives (

Yep.  Although I am officially part of that effort, I have not been able
to do anything with it yet...

My plans which seemed well received is to clean up the API and make
Sandstorm more friendly to components.  I am sure they will be happy
for any help.

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