[Mongrel] balancer://mongrel_cluster

Jarkko Laine jarkko at jlaine.net
Tue Sep 5 04:11:17 EDT 2006

On 5.9.2006, at 10.44, Kris Leech wrote:

> Vishnu Gopal wrote:
>> mongrel_cluster is installed with the mongrel gem and makes it  
>> easy to
>> serve multiple mongrel instances.
>> `mongrel_rails cluster::configure -h` for help.
> Ummmm.... An earlier poster said mongrel_rails is mod_proxy_balancer,

No, he didn't. He said the part of apache config file you listed was  
mod_proxy_balancer. The latter balances requests between multiple  
mongrels that just listen to a high port.

mongrel_cluster just sets up a cluster of multiple mongrels with a  
single command. You still need something to proxy the http requests  
from port 80 to these mongrels. That something could be a load  
balancer (e.g. pound) or a web server capable of proxy balancing  
(like nginx, hopefully next version of lighty and Apache2.2 with  


Jarkko Laine

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