April 16, 2008

Yaws and reverse proxy

It seems that there are a lot of situations where efficient connection handling in an HTTP reverse proxy is needed to help with scaling and keeping costs down, and my first guess was that Erlang would be the way to go.

So I just searched to see if there was a reverse proxy written in Erlang and sure enough Yaws has one.

Next, I need to find some folks that have actually used it and ask some questions. Especially for persistent connections (accepting a request but sending no response until there is data available, like in a message queue or pubsub scenario).

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