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From Mark Wolgemuth <>
Subject Re: Discover which MPM is loaded?
Date Mon, 17 May 2004 18:42:00 GMT

On May 17, 2004, at 1:18 PM, Adam Tilghman wrote:

>>> That's correct - I'm switching UID/GID on every request based on
>>> the provided authenticated username.  It seems to me a multi-threaded
>>> server wouldn't be able to handle this situation very well.
>> You know, I'd recommend using apache in reverse proxy mode.
> [...]
>> Of course, this would assume you have enough memory to handle multiple
>> instances, and that you know the list of users ahead of time.
> We're going to be using this module to support mod_dav in a university
> setting, with 30k potential users and hundreds of simultaneous 
> sessions.
> It seems to me that running in reverse proxy mode as you suggest would
> require one running instance per possible UID, which would be fine for
> tens or even hundreds of users, but not for the number we have to 
> support.
> Am I understanding this reverse proxy concept properly?

Yes, you are. It's not tenable for the deploy senario you require. I 
use this method for loadbalancing, where it distributes to < 1000 

> Thanks!
> -- Adam

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