[Zope] Running ZEO on a single server -- advisable? Why?

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Sun Oct 19 14:16:33 EDT 2003

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 08:51:36AM -0400, Paul Howell wrote:
> Do you run ZEO on standalone boxes? What are the advantages?

- zope restarts faster

- you can connect to zeo with another zeo client and do administrative
or debugging tasks without slowing down or interrupting your main zope 
server - e.g. packing, debugging with python.

> What are the 
> disadvantages? 

- raw zodb performance is slower

- you must take care to protect the zeo port. A sufficiently 
knowledgeable person with access to the zeo port can get
access to anything in zope regardless of security settings.

> Does it make a difference with dual processor servers?

sure, but to make good use of smp you need to keep each python process
bound to a particular processor. How to do that depends on the


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