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Anyone using TUX?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Website Rob, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Website Rob

    Website Rob Well-Known Member

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    TUX helps a lot to improve the efficiency of webservers by shifting some of the operations from user-space to kernel-space. This results in better performance and better use of server resources. TUX is very configurable and has a number of interesting features.

    TUX comes from 'Threaded linUX webserver'. TUX was written by Red Hat and is based on the 2.4 kernel series. It is a kernel-space HTTP subsystem. As you may have guessed by now TUX is released under the GNU GPL. So in the free software tradition, you are free to tweak it and modify it to meet your own specific needs. One of the ways of adapting TUX for our needs ,is by writing TUX modules, which can be user-space or kernel-space modules. The main goal behind writing TUX was to enable high-performance webserving on Linux. This was especially important as Linux is extremely popular in the webserver market.

    TUX is not as feature-filled as Apache and has some limitations. But nevertheless, TUX is a complete HTTP/1.1 compliant webserver supporting HTTP/1.1 persistent (keep-alive) connections, pipelining, CGI execution, logging, virtual hosting, various forms of modules, and many other webserver features. TUX is now officially known as the Red Hat Content Accelerator (RHCA).

    Anyone using this? Sounds like it might be better than &caching& but hesitant to use on a working Server.
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  2. extremeskins

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    This is the exact question I came here to ask!

    Let me preface this by saying that I am a relative noob when it comes to linux, so there are syntax issues that I am sure I am clueless about.

    From looking over the documentation on TUX, there appears to be two issues that could be problematic:

    1. cPanel creates new accounts in the /home dir. with the extention /username/public_html leading to the webpages. TUX requires a DOCROOT to take you to the folder containing the webapges, and it also has some options to consider for virtual hosting and IP hosting, and its within these options that things get confusing/potentially problematic:

    Based on the above, there doesnt appear to be a way to append the /public_html folder to the $DOCROOT/sitename/

    As I said before, I am a noob when it comes to linux syntax, so I do not know if this is a problem or not... If linux interprets $DOCROOT/username/public_html/a.html == $DOCROOT/ then there should be no problem here... I am hoping someone with more knowledge/experience can answer this.

    To whomever helps us on this, Thanks for your time in advance!

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