Re: New project: proxy-cache handler
Alvaro Lopez Ortega <alvaro <at> Sun.COM>
2006-03-03 14:46:19 GMT
Eric S. Johansson wrote:
>> I'm glad to announce a new sub-project inside the Cherokee project.
>> We are about to start working on a proxy-cache handler which will
>> follow the save architectural bases and philosophy as the rest of
>> the project: it will be modular, extensible with plug-ins and we
>> will try to make it as faster as possible.
> err, um, err, having been burned by embedded proxies
> *coff*apachesucks*coff*, I am quite nervous about this feature.
I've been working with Rodrigo and Cesar on this idea for a while.
I mean, not real working, but brain-storming and discussing. We've
filled out a lot of blackboards in order to find the best approach.
The conclusion was that Cherokee is flexible enough to accept that
sort of handler, and I have to say that I do believe it is really to
run the proxy handler.
> I'm using pound because it fails safe unlike *coff* and since it
> lets me sleep at night, I suggest maybe integrating/supporting pound
> features would be a good thing for cherokee. good solid load
> balancing proxy with a long history of doing things right playing
> nice with good solid web server. what's not to like?
The idea to build it exactly as Cherokee is built. It will be up to
you whether you want to cache the content or not, what type and
properties it has and so on.
I think the proxy-cache handler good idea, and definitely something
useful for the project. For example, Cherokee should support to be