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From: Anatoly Laskaris <nahsi@×××××.dev>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Reverse Proxy with Apache2
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:31:05
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Reverse Proxy with Apache2 by Grant Taylor
1 On 2022-01-18 22:17, Grant Taylor wrote:
2 > Age of something doesn't mean a lot.
3 >
4 > - TCP/IP is from the 80s and yet we are still using it.
5 > - OSI is newer than IPv4.
6 > - IPv6 is newer than IPv4 and OSI.
7 >
8 > Yet we are still talking about the venerable IPv4.
9 Age migth mean a lot when we are talking about software. Modern software
10 usually is easier to configure, has sane defaults, more secure and has
11 integration with other modern software. And is much more popular in the
12 community meaning better support.
14 > I view adding /additional/ software / daemons as poor form, especially
15 > when the /existing/ software can do the task at hand.
17 I'm was not talking about adding software, I was talking about replacing
18 software. Time saved in managing complex software that does a simple
19 task can be applied elsewhere.
21 In regards to "already having a software" most modern applications don't
22 require "having" them. It works out of the box, usually with one command
23 and you can switch parts of your infrastructure without pain thanks to
24 containers (or statically linked binaries in golang and rust) without
25 downtime (if done right).
27 > Don't overlook the port conflict.
29 Dynamic ports with service discovery == no port conflicts.
31 > Why start the email asking why something old is used and then finish
32 > the email suggesting the possibility of using something else old?
34 Not that old as apache. Nginx is still widly used (contrast to apache),
35 but is being replaced by caddy/traefik. Apache is ancient and I've never
36 seen it running in production.
38 Nginx is from the same (premicroservice) age as apache and will probably
39 we easier to understand than something like Traefik.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Reverse Proxy with Apache2 Grant Taylor <gtaylor@×××××××××××××××××××××.net>