At the moment November, and another hockey season, seems a long way off. But I'm already making plans to be in Vancouver from the 9th to the 11th for the North American edition of ApacheCon.
That is because, at present, I am schedule to present at ApacheCon on The Power of the mod_proxy Modules:
This presentation reviews the concepts of web proxies and load balancing, covers the creation and maintenance of proxies (forward and reverse) for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP using Apache and mod_proxy and how mod_proxy_balancer can be used to provide a basic load balancing solution. Configuration Examples of implementing proxies and load balancer will be discussed including; how and when mod_proxy modules can help, configuring mod_proxy for forward or reverse proxy and configuring mod_proxy_balancer for one or more backend web servers.
A preview of this upcoming presentation can be found in a previous talk from ApacheCon EU 2006, entitled Apache 2.2 and mod_proxy_balancer.
For those who might be interested, this year's ApacheCon is set to cover:
- Enterprise Solutions
- Cloud Computing
- Emerging Technologies & Innovation
- Community Leadership
- Data Handling, Search & Analytics
- Pervasive Computing
- Servers, Infrastructure & Tools
More information, including full schedule and registration, can be found at: http://na11.apachecon.com/