brad at danga.com
Tue Oct 12 17:28:41 PDT 2004
It's extensible where we've wanted it to be. Because we do spread out
compression CPU by doing it on our 40 backend webservers rather than our 3
perlbal machines, we never made the hooks you'd need for compression.
Next time we're around those parts of the code we'll look into what would
be required to add that feature, as you're now the second person to have
On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Benjamin Krueger wrote:
> Excellent stuff. While I've got you on the line, so to speak, I wanted
> to ask how extensible it is. Specifically, we're looking for a proxy
> which can also compress http content to end-users, and do some
> light-weight caching. For example, caching and serving a set of most
> frequently accessed "static" pages (they're dynamic, but only in the
> fact that they're regenerated over specific time intervals and then
> cached). How complex is it for us to implement these types of features
> as plug-ins for perlbal. Does it lend itself to that kind of
> Benjamin Krueger
> CarDomain Network, Inc.
> Tel. 206 926 2147
> Fax. 206 926 2299
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Fitzpatrick [mailto:brad at danga.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 5:08 PM
> To: Benjamin Krueger
> Cc: perlbal at lists.danga.com
> Subject: Re: Perlbal documentation
> Our goal was to get something up by last Friday, but missed it.
> I'd be really sad if we don't have a page & docs up for it sometime this
> A couple others have played with it, but nobody else is running it in
> production that I know of. (witness lack of docs)
> As I see it, we need to:
> -- document prereqs: Linux is required at this point, and Linux
> 2.6 (for epoll and scheduling) is recommended for production.
> FreeBSD and other Unix support later.
> -- make packages for Danga::Socket and Perlbal (which requires
> Danga::Socket). but for now you can just check out lib/Danga-Socket
> from cvs.danga.com in wcmtools repo and "perl Makefile.PL; make
> install" I believe.
> -- document perlbal config files (though there are examples in cvs)
> -- document why we made our own load balancer in the first place
> (explain the cool tricks it does)
> -- document the plug-in interface hooks
> On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Benjamin Krueger wrote:
> > Any guesses on when the general public can expect to see perlbal
> > documentation start trickling out? I'd like to evaluate it as part of
> > proxy system, however the lack of documentation is killing me when it
> > comes to convincing other folks that it's mature enough to consider.
> > Is there a list of high traffic internet sites other than LiveJournal
> > using perlbal in a production capacity right now?
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Benjamin Krueger
> > Systems Administrator
> > Tel: 206.926.2147
> > Fax: 206.926.2299
> > CarDomain Network, Inc.
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