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
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