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From Perrin Harkins <>
Subject Re: Running a proxy in front of mod_perl on Win32
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:19:16 GMT
On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 3:31 AM, Michiel Beijen <> wrote:
> On Fri, January 28, 2011 01:14, Michael Peters wrote:
>> Another thing that maybe the OP should look at (if he hasn't already) is
>> to run a proxy in front of the main mod_perl application. Even if the
>> proxy is on the same machine it will help because you can reduce the
>> number of memory-heavy mod_perl processes/threads and handle the same
>> number of connections.
> I have read that advice before; then it was because of this bug concerning
> running mod_ssl + mod_perl at the same time on Win32:

Even if that problem is fixed, the advice to use a proxy server is good.

> What would be the best (windows-style) way of running a proxy in front of
> apache?

There are many proxy servers available.  If you search the list
archives for "proxy" you should find many posts discussing the pros
and cons of various ones.

- Perrin

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