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From Anam Ali Khan <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Static content switching in Apache
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:47:58 GMT
I think forwarding a request from Apache will not create any overhead.

If I use mod_proxy then how could i verify that response is return by the lightweight webserver

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 From: Jaco Kroon <>
Sent: Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 14:14
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Static content switching in Apache

H Anam,

I'm with Tom on this one.  The additional processing required in
    order to "forward" the request most likely far outweighs the
    "lightweight" benefit of using a lightweight server.  I would
    recommend doing this the other way round if you would like to do
    this, so lightttpd receives the request, if it's static, serve it,
    if not, forward to apache.  That way round you might actually get a
    benefit from using one of the lightweight http servers.

Kind Regards,

On 29/02/12 11:08, Anam Ali Khan wrote: 
Thank you Tom for your reply.
>I don't want to serve static content from Apache, i want to forward those requests to
lightweight web servers and they should be capable to serve those content.
> From: Tom Evans <>
>To:; Anam Ali Khan <> 
>Sent: Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 19:54
>Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Static content switching in Apache
>On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Anam Ali Khan <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to implement following configurations in
            Apache web server:
>> Static content switching (forwarding) of files in
            Apache to lightweight web
>> servers -> Servers like thttpd/lightttpd
>> Responce should be return directly by those lightweight
            web servers.
>mod_proxy will do that.
>Apache is quite capable of serving files from disk though,
            why not just let it?
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