X-Switch: A Secure, Multi-User, Language-Independent Web Application Server

Nyirenda, Mayumbo and Suleman, Hussein (2008) X-Switch: A Secure, Multi-User, Language-Independent Web Application Server, Proceedings of CARI 2008, October 2008, Rabat, Morrocco.

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The need for user interactivity has led to the creation of many technologies for Web applications. These Web applications are usually installed on and accessed through a Web application server. Security is however a problem in such environments and most of the servers and Web applications are thus run as the restricted user ‘nobody’. Performance also is an issue due to process re-initialisation. Many technologies resolve some security and performance shortcomings in limited contexts. This paper presents the X-Switch system: a secure language independent Web application server that is a generalisation of existing technologies. Experimental results show that the X-Switch system can perform comparably to other Web application servers and that a general solution is possible.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web application, scalability, process persistence, modularity
Subjects: Computer systems organization > Dependable and fault-tolerant systems and networks
Computer systems organization > Architectures > Distributed architectures
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:34
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/462

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