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Software http load balancer?

Right now we only have one back-end server per site/web service. I'd be interested to hear people's experiences with various load balancer apps (something that runs on Linux). What would you ...
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405 - ‘Method not Allowed’ adding service hosted in IIS7

I can't seem to get around this problem of adding a web service reference when the web service is hosted in IIS 7. I can add it just fine if I am running the VS2008 development server, but when I ...
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How many files in a directory is too many? (Downloading data from net)

Greetings, I'm writing some scripts to process images from various photo websites. Right now I'm storing all this data in individual text files in the same directory. The directory is web ...
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Can someone explain the difference between app server/web server/web services?

I know that with web server, the html pages are transfered from server to client, with web services, a xml file is sent, but still ... I don't understand them; not even the difference between them. ...
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Best practices to update a live web service

I am always curious about how large-scale live web application updates are done. Since the application is live, that is why it complicates everything -you should not down your service and at the same ...
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Where to go to learn about web architecture? Youtube example?

I'm trying to build a web application that is similar to Youtube (it's not a knock off), but I guess I don't know how video is served on the internet very well. I know how to build regular database ...
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Building a server farm - Should I use cheap or expensive hardware?

I'm looking to build a server farm for a web business, I will need front end webservice servers and a common NAS file server backend. Some companies choose to buy the fastest most reliable hardware ...
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Are there performance impacts to using gzip for web services?

I have a very typical scenario: browser -> web server -> web service I've seen lots of articles/documentation about the benefit of compressing the data sent from the web server to the browser to ...
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How NLB will work with IIS-7 web services?

We'are going to join 2 (two) IIS7 web-servers into NLB with the same web-service published (2 instances of the same web-service one per web-server). Do I understand correctly, that NLB will work for ...
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Throttle connections to web service if load gets too high?

I have a web site that communicates via XMLRPC with an XMLRPC server web service. (The web service is written in Python using xmlrpclib.) I believe that xmlrpclib will block while it is handling one ...
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Open Source XML Firewalls?

Does anyone know of any open source XML firewalls that provide equivalent functionality to DataPower, Vordel, etc?
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How Can I Log Outbound HTTP Requests From My Web Applications?

One of our apps is calling a third-party webservice which has recently been switched to a different URI. We need to investigate this to try and see where the old address is being used (the code/config ...
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Monitor a web service hosted at http url [closed]

I am thinking of a strategies to monitor a web service hosted at http url. I want to be able to know if it is up or down. I am aware of polling but wondering if there are any other non obvious ...
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Scheduled task fails, but runs fine when triggered manually

We have a 2008 R2 server with a scheduled task that runs a .bat file which executes a call to a Java app. The task triggers just fine, but stops executing anything after it creates the log file. ...
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How can I track down the cause of a 400: Bad Request web service call to localhost?

This is on Windows Server 2003 Running IIS. I have an ASP.NET 2.0 website which is also hosting some web services. When the site makes a webservice call to itself (localhost), I get back a 404: Bad ...
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GlassFish change port of web-service

I am new to Java and Linux. I have a JSP site and a java web service deployed on a GlassFish server (working OK). I need to change the port of both the application and web-service. I have changed ...
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what are my options for hosting a WCF service

My company is building a system that will need to use user authentication and web services (WCF or ASMX whichever works, the differences are all confined to a tiny slice of code anyway) and our ...
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“IIS Admin Service is Disabled” Error When IIS Admin Is Running

Issue: I am trying to start the Default Website on IIS, but I am getting the following error: As you can see, it says that IIS Admin is disabled, when it is actually running. Question: Is there ...
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What techniques are recommended to prevent a MITM attack when using a public/private key pairs (RSA)?

I currently have a group of web-services exposing interfaces to a variety of different client types and roles. Authentication is handled through a public/private key pairs (RSA) only to verify the URL ...
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How can I connect to a database from another computer?

Hi all I'm trying to access a database that is hosted in a laptop "database_server" from my android device which is both connected to the same network. The project is running at ...
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Configuration Error: 'Logon failure: the specified account password has expired.'

My boss just made several Windows updates to our server computer last night and in doing so we can no longer access the server from within the application. I went on the server to try and see what ...
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HTTP Webservers loadbalanced by HAProxy; VERY slow response for some requests

I have a strange problem when using HAProxy to loadbalance some webservers. The response through the load balance gets very slow sometimes... My script: global daemon quiet maxconn ...
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Where do I find error logs for Exchange 2010 Web Services

Probably a simple question, but I really can't find the answer on Google. We are creating an application that talks to Exchange Web Services. We have some messages working, but certain other requests ...
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Using IIS With Visual Web Developer

I am trying to launch a web service from Visual Web Developer using IIS. When I open the .asmx file in a web browser, I get an error that I do not have permission to access that page. I am using ...
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Sharepoint Web Service Alternative?

I need to call my reporting engine from sharepoint workflow. What's the best way to do this? It has been suggested that I use a web service, but what other alternatives are there, and how do they ...
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Access web service from external network

I'm trying to deploy a web service (wsdl) on a machine running Ubuntu 12.04 and access it service via external network, i.e. the internet. At first, I tested with apache2 by starting it and accessing ...
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Reasonable Location to Install Web Service on Server

Firstly, I'm a software developer and not qualified as any kind of system or server expert so I'm looking for advice in order to help me prevent faults on our server. I've written a modular system to ...
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Tips on using Apache .htaccess?

First off, there is a plethora of great material on .htaccess on SO. However, some of it is advanced and it mostly spread across multiple questions. Today I found a tutorial with a number of good ...
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What steps do I need to perform to host a ASP.NET web service publicly?

I am really a programmer and new to web development field. I am tasked with creating a web service which must be publicly hosted (on internet) and which one of your application will use when needed. ...
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ADCS WebEnrollment : The context was acquired as silent

I have setup Active Directory Certificate Services with Web Enrollment and I have the following error when enrolling certificate on other computers that are in the same domain : Certificate ...
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Configuring IIS as a proxy that saves SOAP messages passing through

Can IIS be configured as a proxy and save the webservice SOAP payloads that pass through it? Ideally the messages would be saved to the filesystem to be picked up by our test tool. We're setting this ...
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Request format unrecognized error in SharePoint 2010 keeps coming back in custom webservice

We have a SharePoint 2010 installation where we installed a custom web service (using a .wsp) from a third party (so no access to the source). After installation everything worked fine. When we ...
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Got Permission denied with JAX-WS client on tomcat6 server

I have a strange behaviour with a java client that uses webservice stubs generated by wsimport. The client says sth about Got Permission denied: connect while opening stream from ...
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Webservice randomly dropping connections - possibly due to firewall nonevent data?

I have a hosted webapp which requests data from a REST webservice in our office. Each page calls one (or several) webservices, which go from our host, via our firewall (a Watchguard Firebox) to a ...
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.svc web service broken when moving to IIS 7

I'm trying to move an application from IIS 6 to IIS 7. I've managed to get everything working except for the web services (.svc files). These return 404 exceptions. In the failed request logs I get ...
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What is causing my web service call to timeout?

The web server is Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6. The web service is an ASMX running in .NET 4.0. When calling the web service as the domain user named 'ALBERT' everything works successfully. POST ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Search Webservice ERROR_SERVER after search re-index

I have an app that was correctly consuming sharepoint search data via the search webservice ( /_vti_bin/search.asmx?WSDL ). There was an issue with the search results that required me to do a full ...
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Splitting functionality on a server

Hi I was wondering the best way to setup my current application. Here is the general rundown. I have a phone application that uploads and downloads photos from a vps that will store the files ...
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HTTP Error: 413 Request Entity Too Large

What I have: I have an iPhone app that sends HTTP POST requests (XML format) to a web service written in PHP. This is on a hosted virtual private server so I can edit httpd.conf and other ...
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Why a web server can be unresponsive?

We host our web-service on a dedicated server. During high-load period, the server returns a time-out error instead of a page very frequently. We have around 170,000 daily requests. However, server ...
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Capture traffic on web server

I have a web server that is accepting web service calls on port 8081 - I want to see the packets coming through. I tried using fiddler, but it doesn't see anything. I don't have access to the code, ...
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Service located on network

I've got a WCF web service that handles a portion of business logic and data access. This service is hosted on a server on our network at our office. Our website, hosted elsewhere, uses this service ...
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Accessing Localhost Port Over a Local Network

Both localhost and 192.168.0.199 both resolve to the same page in my web browser (they both redirect to localhost/xampp/ and 192.168.0.199/xampp/ respectively). But when I try not to access my web ...
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change route to website - Gateway timeout [closed]

My website has to connect to a web service, but sometimes it is receiving a Gateway Timeout, sometimes it works allright. I'm guessing the route it's going on is wrong. Right now, the traceroute is ...
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High latency issue for web service call from amazon aws ec2 to local server

We have a legacy web application that is running in our data center on premises located in Houston. We have a developed a new .net 4 based web application in order to provide new features to ...
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Host an apache web server locally on Ubuntu machine

I want to host an Apache web server and want to upload files on it . can someone please give me a broad idea to getting started and basic mechanism behind local Apache server. Related links will be ...
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How do I return custom content with an error response in IIS 7?

My API returns JSON content with some errors, such as 500 (Bad Request). Under IIS 6, this worked fine. In IIS 7, once I turn off detailed error messages it simply returns the text "Bad Request". How ...
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How to add persistent connection support to a load-balanced HTTP webservice

We are working on an HTTP webservice load-balanced using haproxy. The webservice is accessed via SSL. It is a RESTful HTTP service and simply accepts JSON, does some work, and returns JSON. There is ...
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How to create log-server without affecting web-server?

I am thinking of making a log server to track all requests that come to my website in someway different from apache logs and thus be able to create custom reporting system. What is the best way to ...
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Check if a web service is installed on Windows machine using console

I have to check if a web service is installed on the machine. There shouldn't be used any http requests and so all. All I have - is a ssh connection the machine. UPDATE There are many web services ...