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From Phil Van <>
Subject Re: How do you use mod_perl for your web application?
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:27:47 GMT
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Perrin Harkins <> wrote:

> Are you comparing that to mod_perl with a proxy server in front of it?
>  That is the equivalent architecture.  If you remove the proxy,
> mod_perl becomes faster but the scalability suffers.  I wouldn't
> recommend anyone run mod_perl without a frontend proxy of some kind.
This is exactly what I saw.

Better FastCGI support for Apache would be great.

I have some FastCGI programs, let me see if I could pack them and upload to

> You actually can access efficient file serving through the mod_perl
> API, but I agree, auth in the app framework is often a bad solution.
> My favorite solution so far has been to use things like mod_auth_tkt
> which let you write a complex auth system in your favorite language
> and then check credentials from an efficient C module that can guard a
> static file directory.
> - Perrin

Totally agree. Moving system-wide operations to C modules as far as

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