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Subject svn commit: r330328 - /httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/STATUS
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 19:47:08 GMT
Author: colm
Date: Wed Nov  2 11:47:04 2005
New Revision: 330328

Add a show-stopper todo with mod_cache and mod_authz_host.


Modified: httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/STATUS
--- httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/STATUS (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/STATUS Wed Nov  2 11:47:04 2005
@@ -72,6 +72,23 @@
             implementation (you have suggested that) and once 2.2 is
             released you can't do that anymore. 
+    * mod_cache currently trumps mod_authz_host. When serving local content,
+      the directives: "Allow from\nDeny from all" become
+      meaningless, as any content cached will be served to any IP address.
+      Potential solutions:  
+        i.   mod_cache can be modified to (or be able to) run as a normal
+             handler (ie after the map to storage hook has been run) (presently
+             vetoed) 
+        ii.  mod_cache can be modified to run the map to storage hook.
+        iii. mod_authz_host needs to be re-designed to issue "Vary: *" or 
+             or set r->no_cache for content like this which should not be 
+             cached. However figuring out the situation in which there is an 
+             "Allow from all" tautalogy is non-trivial and error-prone due to
+             a) The common "Allow from all" which is set in all previously 
+             shipped default configs and b) if an admin adds a Deny while an 
+             entity is cached, it would have no effect.
+      References:

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