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From (David Robinson)
Subject Re: openmarket & FastCGI
Date Sun, 10 Mar 1996 14:50:00 GMT
>        Is anyone here familiar with fastcgi? OpenMarket has this
>prooposed standard called FastCGI which involves a tcp-based
>cgi-interface with a persistent application server to run CGI-type
>applications with a webserver.
>        They've faxed me an initial overview of the thing, and talked
>about a developer's kit. I'm not sure what that entails, I should be
>getting more details from them shortly.
>        They mentioned IETF, so perhaps those who are going to IETF
>next week can look into what they're all about. From what I've read it
>certainly seems like a good way to go..
>        I'm a bit suspicious of their motives. I am not *very*
>familiar with openmarket, but given that they are responsible for a
>$5k webserver I'm not sure how their model works with the free apache

This sounds no different from having your CGI script linked (via an
API) to an internal web server dedicated to CGI requests.


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