[nSLUG] Re: httpd busy on idle machine?
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sun Jul 5 17:43:14 ADT 2015
Stephen Yorke <syorke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apache? I switched to nginx a year ago and never looked back.
> Is there a particular reason for using Apache?
It's what comes with the Slackware distro.
This isn't a production/enterprise machine. This is my personal
laptop. No outsiders are using the web server. I use it, in
conjunction with my own cgi-bin scripts, to retrieve pages from the
Some page in ~/ on localhost contains a ->
link, possibly the ACTION attribute of a <FORM..., which points to ->
script reads ENV, composes a query, opens socket on remote host ->
script sends query ->
script reads and unpacks reply ->
script edits reply to suit me ->
script composes a response and hands it back to Apache ->
Apache returns response to my browser
and, occasionally, to look at pages across my LAN.
So I don't have to manage httpd for numerous or random or possibly
malicious users, heavy loads or other production matters. This all
works fine on my older (2.4 kernel, apache-1.3.37) desktop system and
httpd doesn't show up in top(1) as active when nothing is calling on
So fetching, installing, figuring out, tweaking a completely different
web server sounds like totally unnecessary bother and possily spawning
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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