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From Pid...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: SV: Re: [users@httpd] Distributed Web Server
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:42:39 GMT


Jacqui Caren wrote:
> Pid wrote:
>> Hardward load balancing is when you use specific types of network
>> equipment which present a single external interface while directing
>> traffic evenly between the servers behind it.
>>
>> Software does the same, but you'd install it on a server acting as a
>> front controller.  You can use the mod_proxy & mod_proxy_balancer Apache
>> modules for this.
> 
> Or you use openmosix and make a pool of boxes act as a single server
> image with apache forked processes being distributed across the pool.
> 
> The pool is self balancing and the management console is flashy
> enough to impress PHB's. :-0

Now that *is* a distributed webserver...

> Jacqui
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