I’ve been chasing a problem in my web-stack: Lighttpd -> Mongrel ->
Rails, and found a problem with the interaction of Lighttpd and Mongrel.
If a request takes more than 5 seconds, Lighty will retry it - and
then the requests / responses get mixed up in Lighty and it returns a
bad response to the client. Not good.
I’m convinced that the problem is completely on the Lighttpd side.
Why I’m posting to the group:
I was wondering if anyone has had success using Lighttpd’s 1.5.0
mod_proxy_core to talk to pack of Mongrels. (Maybe there is a
different setting I need in Mongrel or in Lighty)
I’m also considering nginx and wanted to see if anyone recommended
using this with Mongrel in a production environment. For me, a
crucial capability is X-Sendfile (or something similiar).
Thanks for the help,