All modern OSes offer alternative
Posted Jun 25, 2009 5:43 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr
In reply to: All modern OSes offer alternative
Parent article: Apache attacked by a "slow loris"
Because you need solutions, not a buzzwords?
This coming from somebody who's hawking a specific product as the
solution to a whole class of problems? I don't think I'm the one who has to worry about buzzwords here.
You still need to configure server.
Reading the nginx
webpage, it appears you can configure nginx as a caching reverse proxy. That's fine. My issue is that you pretend it's the only game in town when really, any caching reverse proxy will do. (And feature sets may differ; Varnish, for example, appears to have a more sophisticated load balancer.)
Also, I can't fathom why you would want your web accelerator serving content on its own. A caching reverse proxy setup is the only one that makes sense to me: that way, you have one place to configure what's served: the back-end servers. Because the back-end servers already mark what's static and what's not (via cache-control HTTP headers), you shouldn't have to do anything special to push static content to the front-end server, and the reverse proxy asking the back-end servers once in a while for some static content won't make a difference in the overall load.
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