[CentOS] Apache, fastcgi, ruby-on-rails etc.

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Mar 12 18:38:46 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 12:00 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 10:33, Michael Metz wrote:
> I don't know anything about this particular project but there
> are several reasons to use a reverse-proxy front end.  One is
> to hide the fact that you need different program instances
> perhaps running under different uids or with conflicting
> options to serve different parts of a site.  Another would
> be to allow caching of parts of the output generated by
> the real server.  Also, if you have clients connecting over
> a slow link, using a lightweight proxy can release the
> memory-intense server connection quickly while dribbling
> the results back to the client.
a slow client - that makes sense...I didn't consider that. Does anyone
still use dial-up anymore?



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