Re: Distributing crypto work away from apache-ssl?
--On Tuesday, February 22, 2005 01:39 +0100 Marcin Owsiany
On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 03:09:35PM -0700, Michael Loftis wrote:
...why do you need to run apache-ssl on the mail server, or on a single
server at all?
It's a heavily modified sqwebmail, whose CGI binary needs direct access
to the filesystem on which user directories (Maildirs are just a part of
what it uses) lie. Well, actually stock sqwebmail is said to work over
- I want to avoid NFS as long as possible, having heard the horror
- I'm not sure that our modifications are NFS-safe
Wow, ick :)
given your webmail application may require shared storage
(squirrelmail does) but you can easily setup a cluster of apache's.
I don't understand this sentence. Could you rephrase it more clearly?
Long term you'll have to anyway.
Long term (which seems will be quite shortly) I will have to split the
mail storage to several machines, which is going to be even more tricky
IMAP based webmail apps are generally better at scaling and more reliable
in the multi-access case, they also don't require NFS -- This holds
especially true with good modern mail backend systems like Cyrus that have
a sort of clustering mechanism built in (MURDER is what it's called with
Cyrus) for scaling them up.