[aida] Changing Cherokee for a Smalltalk based web server?

Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas offray at riseup.net
Fri Nov 11 15:37:00 CET 2011

Hi all,

I'm getting random "504 gateway error" answers from several sites (using 
Zope and Rails) that are served by Cherokee using a reverse proxy setup. 
This error is an open issue in Cherokee and has been reported and not 
properly patched since 2009:


I did choose Cherokee because of its easiness to setup and newbie 
friendly interface and character, but with this problem I'm thinking in 
testing another server, may be a Smalltalk based one that have similar 
characteristics and can serve sites in Zope or Rails also. I know about 
Comanche, Swazoo and Zinc, but I don't know which of them is better 
(making load balance and stuff like that) and have proper documentation 
about using it in combination with other software (Zope and Rails in my 

Any advice on this matter is greatly appreciated,


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