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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • They used it for several years at Rent.com to make sure that uploaded images were copied to all of the webservers. I never had to work with it, but my impression was that it was somewhat finicky, but got the job done.

    I don't know if they're still using it.

    For most need to establish a shared state we used data in databases or caches using memcached. We ran into one major bug, a buffer overflow if your keys were too long. We handled that by taking an MD5 hash of the key we wanted to use, thereby guaranteeing that our key was always short. Other than that bug, memcached rocked.