Load testing Rails on Mongrel-Lighttpd - configuration q's

Hey Daya-

  THe proxy module in lighttpd 1.4.11 is not production worhty. It has a flaw where if a backend goes down and then gets restarted, lighty will not re-enable it without a full restart. So I reccomend that until lighty 1.5 is out that you do not use lighttpd as the front proxy for your mongrel cluster. Apache2.2/mod_proxy_balancer is a popular choice. As well as Pound for proxy/load balancing. But I have a new favorite that is working very well. Much better then any of these other options. I just wrote an article about it you can see here:

http://brainspl.at/articles/2006/08/23/nginx-my-new-favorite-front-end-for-mongrel-cluster

Cheers-
-Ezra