[Mono-list] Re: XSP / mod_mono / Apache Question

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Sat Apr 15 22:38:54 EDT 2006


> Robert Jordan wrote:
>> Nate,
>>>     Does anyone know what are the advantages/disadvantages of using mod_mono
>>> with apache versus setting up apache with mod_proxy to proxy an XSP server
>>> running on a private port?  I know that this is a common practice in the
>>> Java world with Tomcat/application servers and was just curious if there was
>>> a reason that that approach would not be recommended for mono and XSP.
>> mod_mono:
>> + performs better (it uses Unix domain sockets to communicate
>>   with the Mono server. The response headers doesn't need to be
>>   parsed/rewritten.)
>> + faster file transfers
>> + common URL namespace with Apache (if AddHandler is used)
>> + autohosting: http://www.mono-project.com/AutoHosting
>> + enabled for mass hosting

> Completely insecure mass hosting if you are have multiple clients and not 
> writing all the code yourself.  There's ways to solve this, but it's worth noting.

It's even worth to write them down, unless already documented:


"Multiple Applications, Multiple mod-mono-servers"

Are you taking additional steps to secure the vhosts/apps?


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