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From Theo Schlossnagle <>
Subject Re: [m_b_users] [OT] Replacing reverse squid with mod_proxy
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2002 02:31:46 GMT
On Monday, March 25, 2002, at 10:20 AM, Hans Juergen von Lengerke wrote:
> We are currently using squid set up as a reverse proxy to accelerate
> several heavy backends (mod_perl, etc) and to protect them from slow
> client connections.
> I am looking into replacing the squid with apache+mod_proxy. Why?
> Because ultimately I'd like to be able to cluster the frontend using
> mod_backhand + wackamole. The primary reason for clustering isn't for
> load-balancing (yet) but for failover handling. So, ideally, one machine
> should be enough to serve the whole server load.

wackamole and mod_backhand are completely independent.   If you are 
happy with Squid, just use wackamole and Squid.

If you are set on trying use Apache, try the lingerd patch and set the 
TCP send and receive buffers high.  If you are doing 80 hits/s and want 
to use mod_backhand, then you will most likely want to put 
BackhandConnectionPool off.

Theo Schlossnagle
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