Hi, so can anybody...
1. Shed some light on why putting Apache in front of Openfire using ProxyPass doesn't place a limit on the number of connections?
I was under the impression Openfire implementes NIO non blocking so very much more performent. By putting Apache between are we not hindering this?
I really would like to understand this.
2. Any suggestions on a good design approach to using Openfire and a web client?
#1 I think putting apache in front is a great idea, I'm doing something similar. It allows you to scale your front end, it provides a slow connection buffer for your openfire instance, and finally it's nice to have apache in front for securities sake. Here is my current setup:
apache lb and cache instance + apache lb and cache instance
HA Proxy HAProxy (provides session stickyness and more complex lb algorithms)