impromptu Rainbows!/Zbatery user survey
normalperson at yhbt.net
Wed Jun 16 15:08:35 EDT 2010
Eric Wong <normalperson at yhbt.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since Rainbows! can be configured so many different ways, I'm
> wondering about how (or even if :) people use it in production.
One more question:
* What proxies, if any, run in front? Either to distribute
load between machines, handle failover for a dead machine, to serve
static files, etc...
> Behind the scenes, I've privately helped some folks deploy a few
> production apps using ThreadSpawn (REE 2010.01), FiberSpawn
> (1.9.1-p378), and EventMachine (REE 2010.01). I can't say more than
> that due to confidentiality issues, but I suspect WEBrick would've been
> more than adequate for those applications :)
_None_ of these are proxied behind nginx. They only need a load
balancer to distribute load between multiple machines and to handle
failover if a box goes down.
They either use haproxy or a similar, but overpriced black-box. They
either do pass-through (Layer 4, TCP-only) or only buffer (and possibly
rewrite) HTTP headers (Layer 7). I forget which apps used which, but
Rainbows! works great in all of those configurations.
 not my decision to use it, of course :)
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