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From d...@ast.cam.ac.uk (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
>model.

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

 David.

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