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Re: Q about threading cfd, try perl-cfd

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Q about threading cfd, try perl-cfd
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 09:17:07 +0200 (MET DST)

On 25 Oct, Gregory P. Smith wrote:
> Please take a look at perl-cfd ( or
>  It is designed to work
> well under high load without crashing.  Admittedly I haven't looked at
> any of the 1.6 code, but the cfd included with 1.5 and earlier is
> quite buggy under moderate amounts of load.
> perl-cfd is written using a configurable pre-forked-servers approach.
> Greg
> (Side note: the cfengine protocol is not designed well for doing lots
> quickly; it sends lots of null padding in the protocol in both
> directions and is latency sensitive by always waiting for the response
> from one server operation before issuing another request.  Despite all
> this, it does get the job done, just not nearly as well as it could)

Please be aware that the security features which cfd offers are
not available in perl cfd as far as I am aware. 
cfd 1.6.0 is extremely stable and the claims
of its inefficiency are slightly exaggerated I think...


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