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From David Graham <>
Subject Re: [General] New sandbox component idea
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:20:39 GMT
Is Commons a place for web applications?  I've always thought it was for
small components to be used in web apps.


--- "Shapira, Yoav" <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've written a tiny webapp to function as a load balancer.  It is a
> rules-based balancer, rather than round-robyn or another policy.  Rules
> can be simple URL string matches, or more complex business-data rules.
> They are expressed in a trivial XML format.  The way I've been using it
> is setting up a cluster of tomcat servers with some webapps, and another
> tomcat with this load balancer webapp in front which users access.  The
> load balancer (essentially a servlet Filter mapped to /*) directs
> requests according to its rules, first matching rule decides the
> request, and there's a default rule for handling all requests that
> aren't met otherwise.
> I know there are a number of free (Balance), commercial (many), hardware
> and other load balancers out there.  I also know that some people think
> java is too slow to be used as a load balancer, but I've found the above
> setup adequate for small and medium load sites.
> Do people think this is useful enough to make a commons-sandbox
> component out of it?
> Yoav Shapira
> Millennium ChemInformatics
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