Project mod_cluster is a httpd-based load-balancer. It uses a communication channel to forward requests from httpd to one of a set of application server nodes. Unlike mod_jk and mod_proxy, mod_cluster leverages an additional connection between the application server nodes and httpd to transmit server-side load-balance factors and lifecycle events back to httpd. This additional feedback channel allows mod_cluster to offer a level of intelligence and granularity not found in other load-balancing solutions.
Mod_cluster boasts the following advantages over other httpd-based load-balancers:
- Dynamic configuration of httpd workers
- Server-side load balance factor calculation
- Fine grained web-app lifecycle control
- AJP is optional
native (native httpd modules)
Reverse Proxy (httpd) Modules
To build the native component from the sources you need a C compiler and the following tools:
Of course the make and the patch must be GNU ones. For example on Solaris you need:
- SMCm4 (requires libsigsegv and libgcc34)
All can be downloaded from http://www.sunfreeware.com/.
This software is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (see lgpl.txt).