Switch rock.pidgin.im from lighttpd to nginx?

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 10:25:42 EDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 3:50 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
> How do people feel about me changing rock.pidgin.im (used for serving http
> and https pidgin.im and imfreedom.org) from lighttpd to nginx?  They're
> similar, in that they're minimal, fast, lightweight web servers.  I
> originally became a fan of them over Apache because they're less vulnerable
> to the Slowloris[1] attack, although it looks like Apache has mod_reqtimeout
> now, which should help.
> And I've grown to like nginx over lighttpd because I find the config syntax
> to be a little easier, and I feel like the project is stronger[2].
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slowloris
> [2]
> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/03/01/march-2013-web-server-survey.html

I don't think that Slowloris is something that we should be too
worried about, but perhaps I'm missing something.

I don't have much direct experience with nginx, but I don't think
that's a problem, if you think it's worthwhile and want to invest the
time to making the transition, I have no problem with that.

Note that rock also serves hg.pidgin.im (hgweb using fastCGI), so that
will need to be migrated as well (I don't expect that to be a


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