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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: another idea
Date Sat, 18 Nov 1995 18:42:07 GMT
> 	The netsite commerce server sets the environment variable
> "HTTPS" when someone has an SSL connection. I think it would be a good
> idea to do that for apache/ssl. (On my site both the SSL and the
> non-SSL servers serve the same document set, but I want some CGIs to
> only be run through the SSL server, so theyy can do a check for the
> existence of that environment variable.)
> 	What would be an appropriate name for the environment
> variable?

Hmm, HTTPS would seem logical. What does netsite set it to?

> And -- I'm not too familiar with how environment variables
> get passed to scripts that get run-- how do I set the variable in a
> module so that it gets passed to CGI, SSI, etc?

I looked at this a while back, but I forget the details (it was somewhat
arcane, I seem to remember). It's getting late here, but I'll take a look



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