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Mar
6
comment For maximum security should I use distributed mode or a reverse proxy setup?
I think I'm starting to understand it now. Thanks again for your help.
Mar
4
comment For maximum security should I use distributed mode or a reverse proxy setup?
Your answer is definitely helpful and I have up voted it for that reason. I have not accepted it yet in case someone else answers. If not, I will. Can you answer one more question. When you use a reverse proxy do you still have a web server installed on your ColdFusion server? Or do you setup the proxy to communicate directly to ColdFusion/Tomcat? Thanks for your help on this!
Mar
4
comment For maximum security should I use distributed mode or a reverse proxy setup?
Sorry I'm not trying to deviate from the original intent of my question. And I realize that there may not be a specific answer to it which may bend the rules of this site. I'm beginning to think that my understanding of the architecture in a reverse proxy setup is wrong. I don't have a specific link to point you to either but my perception is that hardly anyone runs ColdFusion in "distributed mode". I see more references to reverse proxy instead. If a reverse proxy is nothing more than a different web connector than I definitely misunderstood.
Mar
3
comment For maximum security should I use distributed mode or a reverse proxy setup?
@BradWood - Your last comment nails it for me and is why I still believe distributed mode is more secure than a reverse proxy. If my web server is compromised they still don't have my application server assets. How would a reverse proxy alleviate this?
Mar
3
comment For maximum security should I use distributed mode or a reverse proxy setup?
Thanks Brad. Let me clarify a bit, I don't think I am confused with distributed mode versus reverse proxy in and of itself. What confuses me is that I hear (read) people say that a reverse proxy is just as secure as running distributed mode. I'm not sure it is. I would also say they are more attack vectors for an IIS web server than for a CF application server. Just guessing. How do you normally setup your environment(s)?
Mar
3
comment For maximum security should I use distributed mode or a reverse proxy setup?
@MichaelHampton - I have sent him an email via his website, yes. No response yet. I am hoping that others will chime in here at least to share what they do.
Aug
22
comment The MailSpool service is not available
You should post that as an answer to your question and accept it. It is okay to do that here and makes it easier for future visitors to find. Glad you got it working.
Dec
19
comment Getting .NET Intergation Services working on Second Instance of ColdFusion 10
Can't you just run the standalone installer again but choose the other instance's directory?
Apr
30
comment What is the correct way to configure Apache and Tomcat such that Apache serves HTML over port 80, and Tomcat serves ColdFusion/Railo over port 80?
See the Railo installation documentation here - Configuring Apache with Tomcat.
Apr
18
comment IIS7.5 - Hosting ASP.NET MVC app and ColdFusion app under one domain
I'm not sure that I understand your question. Your ASP.NET files will have an ".asp" extension and your ColdFusion files will have a ".cfm" extension. IIS will call the appropriate handler for you without any special setup (that is normal functionality). If you do not want to specify the file name in the url then the default document setting will take over. Again, IIS will handle this for you. One file name will have precedence over the other, either default.asp or default.cfm, depending on how you set it up in IIS. So what is not working for you?
Apr
2
comment Coldfusion Mail Service Stuck, Spool Folder Growing
Do you mean the ColdFusion server monitor? Be careful with that. I have not used it in years but from what I remember it was VERY heavy. It might slow your production server down. Maybe they have made it better in the newer versions. Let me know how it goes.
Apr
2
comment Coldfusion Mail Service Stuck, Spool Folder Growing
It depends on the java platform you are using (Sun, IBM, etc) but here is a good reference: talkingtree.com/blog/index.cfm/2010/9/9/…
Apr
2
comment Coldfusion Mail Service Stuck, Spool Folder Growing
Interesting. (By the way, I have just been dealing with that specific GC issue myself.) I assume you are caching your mail server connection. By doing so, information is being stored in memory. I can't even pretend to say I completely understand how Java uses it's memory allocation and the garbage collection process. I guess you can keep monitoring and see if you get that GC error every time this happens. You can easily get passed that particular GC error if you can give more memory to the Java server. What are your JVM settings now and how much memory does your server have?
Apr
1
comment Coldfusion Mail Service Stuck, Spool Folder Growing
Please report back after the next failure. I'm curious if the debug log setting gives you any useful information.
Apr
1
comment Coldfusion Mail Service Stuck, Spool Folder Growing
Did you see this other post? stackoverflow.com/questions/94932/…
Apr
1
comment Coldfusion Mail Service Stuck, Spool Folder Growing
Have you noticed anything common about the mail files that get stuck? Are they small or large in size? Are they to particular addresses? Is your server processing a lot of email? Does any mail go through while this is happening or is ALL mail suspended? Do you have multiple ColdFusion instances on the server or just one? If more than one, do they all point to the same SMTP server? Do they all experience this? At the same time? Sorry, lots of questions and no answers. Just trying to gather more information.
Apr
1
comment Coldfusion Mail Service Stuck, Spool Folder Growing
Am I understanding your issue correctly; the mail files are not being moved to the Undelivr folder, they are stuck in the Spool folder? I'm not really sure how useful the error logging I described above is. I was hoping your setting was off. At the information level you should be getting any errors. Maybe debug will give you something. Could your ColdFusion server be losing it's connection to the mail server?
Mar
14
comment Tomcat/CF10/IIS7.5 Connector Tuning Help (503 Errors)
See this Microsoft support page on how to use the Microsoft Debug Diagnostics tool for errors such as these. We had to use it once and was pretty impressive on pin pointing our issue. (Not related to this.) It will show you what is happening when the service fails.
Mar
14
comment ColdFusion won't start after applying the 9.0.1 update How do I roll it back?
What ColdFusion update are you talking about - specifically? The update page at Adobe usually mentions the rollback steps. Just navigate to the update page at Adobe and follow those steps.
Jan
28
comment ASP.Net 4.5 and Windows server 2012
Yep I found references to that as well. Didn't realize you cannot run it on Windows 2012. Is that your version of .NET? Are you able to run the .NET framework repair? See the answer to the post here. I assume you could not get CF9 to work as it appears you are now trying CF10. Sorry you're having all of these issues.