Serving Static Files

Can Sar csar at
Thu Aug 9 19:55:08 UTC 2007

Thank you so much!

One last beginner question, how do I install perbal plugins? I tried  
to google for it for a while and wasn't able to find anything.


P.s.: Amiestreet is great, congratulations on the recent investment.

On Aug 9, 2007, at 12:46 PM, Todd Lipcon wrote:

> If all of your static files match a regular expression, you can use  
> a selector service with a matching plugin in order to forward them  
> to a different reverse_proxy service.
> You can find one such plug-in here:
> I've taken that and adapted it more to fit our needs, in order to  
> set a prioritized list of backend balancers. For example:
>   URL_REGEXP 100 (?:jpg|gif|css|js)$    = static_service
>   URL_REGEXP 0   .                      = balancer_service
> If my plug-in seems to fit your application better than the  
> Urlmatch above, let me know and I can probably send it along.
> Thanks
> -Todd
> On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Can Sar wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just installed Perlbal and have it working with the default
>> configuration but I want to figure out how to tell it to serve static
>> files from a different machine (all with the same URL prefix). I was
>> looking into reproxying, but it seems that this would make me talk to
>> one of the main webservers (apache in my case) that would then send a
>> redirect back and would then go to my static server (lighttpd). Is
>> there a simpler way of having perlbal just directly talk to lighttpd
>> without the extra roundtrips?
>> Thank you very much for your help,
>> Can Sar

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