Thursday, August 24, 2006

pound - reverse proxy - load balance - https front end

The Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for websites. stunnel: probably comes closest to my understanding of software design (does one job only and does it very well). However, it lacks the load balancing and HTTP filtering features that I considered necessary. Using stunnel in front of Pound (for HTTPS) would have made sense, except that integrating HTTPS into Pound proved to be so simple that it was not worth the trouble.

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