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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: apache (fwd)
Date Fri, 27 Sep 1996 08:39:23 GMT
Rob Hartill wrote:
> 
> 
> Me, make an "informed comment" ?. Whatever next!.
> 
> Would one of the truely informed out there care to handle this
> question.
> 
> thanks.
> rob
> 
> ----- Forwarded message from Shel Kaphan -----
> 
> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 12:27:09 -0700 (PDT)
> Message-Id: <199609261927.MAA14820@iguana.amazon.com>
> From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
> To: robh@imdb.com
> Subject: apache
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Since you recently made an informed comment about apache on http-wg, I
> hope you don't mind if I ask another question about apache?
> 
> I'm just beginning to think about whether it may make sense to switch
> to Apache, and I'd like to know the answer to a couple of things
> first.
> 
> I have problem with Netscape's NSAPI because it doesn't provide a
> per-server-instance initialization hook, only a server-wide global
> initialization hook. So it is difficult to set up relationships with
> sub-processes on a per server instance basis.  Netscape also will not
> close down the TCP connection with the remote client until any
> sub-processes have terminated.  Do you know if Apache allows for
> long-lived connections with sub-processes in some way?

Although Apache doesn't currently have a per-instance init hook, it would be
trivial to add one. Also, Apache will, I believe, close the connection to the
client as soon as the CGI has closed its output descriptor.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> Thanks for any info or pointers,
> 
>   Shel Kaphan
>   sjk@amazon.com
> 
> 
> 
> ----- End of forwarded message from Shel Kaphan -----
> 
> -- 
> Rob Hartill (robh@imdb.com)    
> http://www.imdb.com/  ... why wait for a clear night to see the stars?.

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