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Thursday, May 12


SSL/TLS and HTTP/2 State of Art in our Servers - Jean-Frederic Clere, Red Hat
The new HTTP/2 protocol and the corresponding TLS/SSL are common to Traffic Server, HTTP Server and Tomcat. The presentation will shortly explain the new protocol and the ALPN extensions and look to the state of the those in our 3 servers and show the common parts and the specifics of each servers. A demo configuration of each server will be run.

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Jean-Frederic Clere

Manager, Red Hat
Jean-Frederic has spent more than 20 years writing client/server software. His knowledges range from Cobol to Java, BS2000 to Linux and /390 to i386 but with preference to the later ;). He is committer inHttpd and Tomcat and he likes complex projects where different languages and... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza B


Django + httpd - Jeff Trawick, Apache Software Foundation
Django + httpd (Jeff Trawick, emptyhammock.com) - Django applications can be deployed with httpd in several different ways, and other references commonly recommend mod_wsgi as the interface. This presentation will cover pros and cons of different interfaces but promote a mod_proxy-based mechanism, showing recommended configuration and exploitation by the application of advanced features. The key aspects of a real world application deployment orchestrated with Ansible will be explained.


Jeff Trawick

Consultant, Apache Software Foundation
Jeff is a long-time contributor to Apache httpd and related projects. He spent many years in the corporate world developing and supporting commercial projects using Apache httpd, and has worked as a consultant since 2012, hanging his shingle at https://emptyhammock.com/. Most of his... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Plaza B


Apache Reverse Proxy - Jim Jagielski, Capital One
Jim will talk about the Reverse Proxy capability in Apache 2.4.x

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Jim Jagielski

Vice-Chairman, Apache Software Foundation
Jim Jagielski is a well-known and acknowledged expert and visionary in open source, an accomplished coder, and frequent engaging presenter on all things open, web, and cloud related. As a developer, he’s made substantial code contributions to just about every core technology behind... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
Plaza B


The mod_proxy Cookbook - Daniel Ruggeri, MasterCard
The extensive work over the years on the proxy modules has given httpd a degree of flexibility and intelligence that rivals some hardware load balancers. In this session, the speaker will discuss how a few features of different load balancing solutions line up and why mod_proxy/mod_proxy_balancer may be the best choice for you. After providing an overview of configuration directives, the session will begin exploring solutions to many problems that may arise in today's world of complex web applications and cloud-based systems where mod_proxy just makes it all that much easier.

Complicated load balancing setups? No problem! Misbehaving backend applications? Child's play! After this session, the functional basis will be set for handling nearly any proxy situation you can think of.

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Daniel Ruggeri

Principal Engineer, Mastercard
Daniel is Principle Cloud Architect at Mastercard and an Open Source evangelist. Responsible for setting the direction of Mastercard regarding the Web and Cloud space, he spends his days and nights playing with infrastructure and the code that powers it both inside the firewall and... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Plaza B


Focused Crawling with Apache Nutch - Sujen Shah, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Thevast nature of the Web has forced researchers to continually develop advanced data acquisition strategies that overcome a multitude of obstacles in order to acquire relevant topical content and assimilate it with their needs. Many groups have researched focused Web crawling techniques in order to better guide their data acquisition efforts, however few approaches consider the scenario where one wishes to undertake DD on the open Web for which no prior semantic knowledge resources are available. Sujen and his team have investigated and developed a new application of the cosine similarity metric (CSM) which has been implemented as part of a novel strategy for domainspecificDD.

In this presentation, Sujen would review the recent work in focused crawling and the ability to run similarity scoring within a production ready, scalable Web crawler, Apache Nutch.

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Sujen Shah

Research Intern, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Sujen is a Masters student pursuing Computer Science at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. As a committer and member of the Apache Nutch PMC, his work includes augmenting the focused crawling capabilities of Nutch. These new scoring plugins are supporting the efforts... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Plaza B


Multi-tier web caching with user generated content - Alan Carroll, Yahoo!
One of the major drivers of CDN capabilities is hosting user generated content. This is much more challenging than static content and although similar in many ways to video content delivery there are a number of distinct challenges.

This talk will cover the design basics of Yahoo's next generation CDN. The overall architecture will be described followed by an examination of how this supports rapid delivery of very large sets of user generated content. Trade offs with third party object storage vs. internally hosted content will be discussed and mechanisms for blending these, along with caching, to improve performance while managing costs. Multi-tenant issues will be examined, both at the level of handling differing requirements and how to build in adaptability for changing requirements.


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Plaza B


Proxying Sensitive TLS Operations in Open Source - Susan Hinrichs & Dave Thompson, Yahoo
The private key is the linchpin to web server authentication. If an attacker gains the private key to yahoo.com, he can set up another server that will authenticate without error as yahoo.com. In a content delivery network, the private key must be distributed to all Edge devices, creating a bigger attack surface. In this presentation, Susan and Dave describe how they augmented Apache Traffic Server using openssl engines to work with a CryptoProxy server hosted in a more secure location. They analyze the costs and benefits and show that not only does a CryptoProxy solution increase security but it also improves performance in many cases. While their solution uses Apache Traffic Server similar techniques could be used for other network servers.

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Susan Hinrichs

Technical Yahoo, Yahoo
Susan Hinrichs is a member of Yahoo’s Edge team. Susan is a committer and PMC member on Apache Traffic Server where she has implemented TLS extensions and state machine fixes. She earned a PhD in CS from Carnegie Mellon and worked on security policy at Cisco Systems. Susan spent... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Plaza B