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Slackware ,lighttpd-1.5.0.cache , mod_proxy, fastcgi and pound loadbalancer

In short,

I use pound for one time switch to hot copy backup servers in case some critical services at the primary box are down or with considerable delay.
Nice yeah ?:)
But I needed a box to install mailing software for a friend of mine.
This particaular software – 12all uses at install time the method OPTIONS , and seems it does not work with pound redirection logic.
So I decided to set the lighttpd at the front at the port 80 and to move pound to listen at 8080.
At the lighttpd config I set all the php files to be served the spawned fatscgi php, along with some other directories like xcache admin and some status handlers.
ALL the rest is set to be handled by pound, and the balancing works like a charm, no issues at all, pound redirects the proper requests to the backend servers, and all the garbage XXX injection is dropped by 503 header .. 🙂

Slackware 4life 🙂

P.S. The VPS host at San Jose http://www.vr.org/ is one of the very few offering Slackware at VPS … thank you gentlemen.

  1. dragkh
    January 17, 2010 at 2:40 am

    I just skipped pound setting in the mod_proxy confing and let all the crappy http traffic to hit google.es :p

  2. November 23, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Theses types of backups don’t have to a chore. A nice backup cron will work for ages!

    • dragkh
      December 6, 2010 at 11:18 am

      the above is a spam from backupteddy dot com, no more comments

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