[sf-lug] small linux distro to serve static web pages?

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Tue May 18 08:29:59 PDT 2010

On Mon, 17 May 2010, Nathan Hoover wrote:

> Hey folks,
> We've recently upgraded our environments to new load balancers, and one 
> of their capabilities is to redirect the browser to an "unavailable" 
> page if there are no web servers online in the load balancing pool. I 
> need something to serve up a basic HTML page stating that the system is 
> down for maintenance. Ideally it would play nicely under VMware, where 
> it would be running, and it needs no scripting capabilities. It seems 
> like I am not the only person with this kind of need and there might be 
> some prefab solution out there. Any ideas/suggestions?

Debian for distro. Varnish or nginx for http, I suggest.

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