[Muug-announce] MUUG Meeting, Jan 9, 7:30PM -- Network Load Tuning on a UNIX Server

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Wed Jan 3 15:11:25 CST 2001

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The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, January 9.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   Network Load Tuning on a UNIX Server

   You've just set up a publicly accessible FTP and/or Web server on a
   UNIX box, and now have a hot commodity that people on the 'Net will
   want to access. How do you keep the load from killing your poor little
   server? Are you ready for the "Slashdot Effect" (or the "Red Hat
   Effect" in our case)?

   This month, Gilbert Detillieux will take you through some of the load
   and usage monitoring utilities that are available for UNIX, such as
   MRTG, and The Webalizer, as well as some of the parameters that can be
   used in various server programs to limit access and throughput. The
   focus will be on settable parameters in WU-FTPD, including a couple
   useful patches, to fix the throughput feature, and to implement a
   host-limit feature. Time permitting, we will also include a quick look
   at Apache, rsync, and the Linux kernel traffic shaper utility,
   shapecfg, and Class Based Queuing (CBQ).

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   Please note our meeting location:  IBM Canada's offices in the TD
   Centre, at the corner of Portage and Main. We gather in the lobby on
   the main floor - please try to be there by about 7:15 PM. Steve Moffat
   will then take us up to the meeting room just before the meeting
   starts at 7:30. Don't be late, or you may not get in.

   Parking is available either in the parkade behind the TD building,
   off Albert Street, or in the ground level lot just north of the TD
   building. Entrance to the lot is from Albert Street, behind the
   parkade. Either way, parking is a $1.25 flat rate for the evening.
   You purchase your ticket from a dispenser, so make sure you've got
   exact change - a loonie and a quarter, or 5 quarters.

For more information about MUUG, and its monthly meetings, check out their
Web server:


Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
P.O. Box 130, St-Boniface	Phone: (204)474-8161
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:   (204)474-7609

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