Reverse proxy for multiple single-threaded servers?

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sat Oct 23 01:24:38 PDT 2004

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004, Kevin Rosenberg wrote:

> Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > Note that "persist_backend" does NOT mean users will keep going to the
> > same node each time, as users often want for PHP session files and such.
> > It means persistent CONNECTIONS only, not persistent node assignment. So
> > if you were using PHP sessions, you need to use a centrally-stored session
> > handler.
> Good point. After reading your excellent OSCON paper, I've been changing my webapp
> to use mysql cluster and store all session state on a global server.

Well, MySQL <-> NDB Cluster binding isn't quite close to mature yet.
(whenever MySQL adds a bridge from the MySQL core to a new table handler,
it takes a while...)

We've only begun to start playing with it.  I wouldn't trust it for a

- Brad

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