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From Perrin Harkins <phark...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Disconnect database connection after idle timeout
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:23:07 GMT
Yes, it's an HTTP proxy. It handles sending out the bytes to remote
clients, so that your mod_perl server doesn't have to. A popular
high-performance choice these days is nginx.

There's some discussion of why to use a front-end proxy here:
http://perl.apache.org/docs/1.0/guide/strategy.html

- Perrin

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Xinhuan Zheng <xzheng@christianbook.com>
wrote:

>  Hi Perrin,
>
>  I don’t quite understand what you mean by setting up a front-end proxy.
> What would you expect this “proxy” do? Does it take HTTP request?
>
>  Thanks,
> - xinhuan
>
>   From: Perrin Harkins <pharkins@gmail.com>
> Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM
> To: Xinhuan Zheng <xzheng@christianbook.com>
> Cc: Dr James Smith <js5@sanger.ac.uk>, mod_perl list <
> modperl@perl.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Disconnect database connection after idle timeout
>
>    On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 12:19 PM, Xinhuan Zheng <
> xzheng@christianbook.com> wrote:
>
>> Having another tier (like DBD::Gofer) looks like really messy in
>> infrastructure plus it’s not certain who is going to maintain that module’s
>> quality.
>
>
> I'd only recommend trying it after you set up a front-end proxy, tune your
> mod_perl configuration, and use any Oracle tools available to you.
>
>  - Perrin
>

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