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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: I/O filter API
Date Tue, 26 Aug 1997 11:06:45 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> That's not my recollection. Only about five people ever ran apache-XX,
> and I defenitely recall the porting issues involved with the sfio package
> included being non-trivial. I have a memory of a long configuration file
> that needed to be set up for each OS, although there were defaults for a
> couple. Does anyone have a link where I can download a recent copy of
> sfio and look at it?

Now that Perl has hooks for sfio, you can find it on

The latest version (sfio97 or something like that) is much better
than older ones and easier to port as well.
> I do know that RST switched to bstdio (a BSD-based stdio replacement that
> Chris Provenzano used for his pthreads implementation, I believe), for
> whatever reason, in later versions of apache-XX. I don't remember why
> exactly he ceased using sfio, but there very well may have been a reason
> for it.

I'm not sure.. I may have been a porting issue since this was before
the new sfio code.

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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