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    Phoronix: G-WAN Web Server Claims Speed Records, Features

    While it hasn't been talked about much recently, still in existence and seeing new releases is G-WAN, a free but binary-only web server. G-WAN makes claims of being much faster than Apache, IIS, Nginx, and other web-serving alternatives...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE0MzM

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    How can they claim they are faster than nginx, do they somehow make IO and CPU go faster, overclocks them?-) bogus...

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    Cool

    Well they do slow the cpu clock so, they have better benchmark ;-)

    (joke inside).

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    Michael, if possible, i would like a benchmark. I use Nginx, and would love to see if G-WAN could beat Nginx in speed and resource usage.

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    Having free access to the source is important if you are the least worried about the future of the software you are using. I find the comment ignorant and a bit absurd.

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    I would love you see there claims put to the test as well. Putting Varnish in front of most servers largely solves any speed issues you might have any way.

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlite View Post
    Having free access to the source is important if you are the least worried about the future of the software you are using. I find the comment ignorant and a bit absurd.
    They defiantly don't seam to have the best attitude. Having access to the source is a benefit if you want to extend it with features that you need to use it. Verify the security of the thing ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlite View Post
    Having free access to the source is important if you are the least worried about the future of the software you are using. I find the comment ignorant and a bit absurd.
    Not only that, what about security? Having the code you can see what everything does, if that is a requirement of your organization. Having the community scrutinize your code also improves quality and security.

    This could very well be a trojan or god knows what.


    "Here, have this binary, it's really omgpwnwtf fast"

    I can understand that 25 years ago, people where releasing stuff as 'freeware', opensource wasn't really people where thinking about. "I wrote this program, it's really cool! Have it!" Calling it freeware back then made sense, since 'shareware' was about money in the end. But now? It's being ridiculous.

    What is in it for him? It's free for commercial and private use, so no money there. 'Support'-ware? E.g. pay for support? Fine. That I get, but keeping the source closed? Stupid.

    And the argument about someone stealing your shit? Sue them. The GPL does not allow that. I can get g-wan and use a hexeditor to change it to suit my name as well and sell it as my own.

    Sounds more of being ashamed of the crap you stole and wrote imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian_fern View Post
    Michael, if possible, i would like a benchmark. I use Nginx, and would love to see if G-WAN could beat Nginx in speed and resource usage.
    +1 for benchmark

    Being faster than nginx or lighttpd is really something difficult to achieve. I would really like to see G-WAN outperforming those servers.

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    I would also be curious how it compares to gatling.

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