ScotLUG :: Thursday 27th October

William Nelson wnelson at
Thu Oct 20 05:47:00 UTC 2016

Hello everyone,

The next ScotLUG meeting will be on Thursday 29th of September at the
usual spot, the Electron Club in the CCA. We should be kicking around
the Electron Club around 6:45PM. We will be aiming to start the talk at

This month, we have a talk by Kenny Coyle, of STV, on how to serve web
content under pressure.

Running a Web Server in a modern environment:

Over the past few years, it has become much simpler to run and maintain
your own Web Server. What happens however, when a piece of content that
you are hosting suddenly becomes extremely popular?

In this talk, we will demo a basic web server installation, running on a
Raspberry Pi, hosting a simple piece of content. We will then perform a
load test that will inevitably break this installation and make the
system very unresponsive.

We will then continue to go over setting up the various infrastructure
elements that will allow our system to withstand such a heavy load of
traffic and continue to operate (and be responsive).

Hope to see you there!

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