Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!

apache-feather.gif Tomorrow, I’ll be giving a talk entitled Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!

Since 1996, Yahoo has been running Apache HTTP Server on thousands of servers and serving billions of requests a day. This session reveals the secrets of how Yahoo gets maximum performance out of minimal hardware by tweaking configuration directives and hacking the source code. Radwin will cover topics such as reducing bandwidth costs, extensible logfile format and rotation schemes, dumping core gracefully, and how to avoid the dreaded MaxClients, Max/MinSpareServers, StartServers configuration nightmare.

I love this topic. This is by far the most fun I have ever had preparing for a presentation. It’s a privilege to be able to speak to such a savvy audience. I only wish I had more than 60 minutes. :-)

3 thoughts on “Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo!”

  1. Best session at apachecon!

    You had a great pace going during the session and you made a mediocre conference worthwhile.

  2. Do the employees at Yahoo know they’re working on a toxic waste site? The Colorado/Cloverdale location in Santa Monica was once the dumpsite for the cities of Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Testing revealed that groundwater beneath the site was contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals. Explosive gases were found in the soil. The area from Colorado to below Olympic Blvd. and from 24th Street to Stewart is all landfill. People living and working in the area are at risk. Contact me for more information.

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