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Re: Security for erlang-based website

LRP Nov 24, 2010 11:04 AM
Posted in group: erlangcamp
Hi Tristan,

Thanks for your response.

What are the benefits of running a reverse proxy in front of an Erlang website?

I note that the Zotonic docs seem to recommend Varnish or Nginx. Is for performance, security, or both?



-----Original Message-----
From: "Tristan Sloughter" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:34pm
Subject: Re: Security for erlang-based website

If you need a reverse proxy go with Nginx. I'm using it at work in front of
an Erlang website. But if you are just running Zotonic on a server and
opening 80 from that there is no need for a proxy in front of it. So it
depends on your needs.


On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM, bill robertson

> If you're going to live life on the on the edge and deploy an web site that
> runs on Erlang, why would you want to put Apache in front of it?
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 7:38 PM, <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm hoping to launch a Zotonic website soon. Any suggestions regarding
>> security beyond the ususal restriction of ports and update of patches?
>> Would you recommend?
>> - filewall?
>> - front-end proxy such as Apache or Nginx?
>> Anything else?
>> I'm not a network wizard, so welcome any input.
>> Many thanks,
>> LRP