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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] for 1.2.X: proxy screwup
Date Thu, 14 Aug 1997 23:03:05 GMT
At 11:18 PM 8/13/97 +0100, Paul Sutton wrote:
>Is there perhaps an argument for unbundling mod_proxy from the rest of
>Apache? It is a significant module that can stand on its own feet and
>really provides a completely different (and complementary) set of
>funtionality to that provided by the rest of Apache.

The question I would have us ask ourselves is, is there a reason why we
feel we could create a better, more complete, or "different for good
reasons" proxy than Squid?  Squid has the benefit of support from a
research institution, is focused on proxying, and runs hella fast.  If
something like Squid did not exist I wouldn't entertain the option of not
having the proxy; but since it's there are free (? not sure if license is
as free as ours) then it might make some sense to not spin cycles
supporting it some more.  Chuck has done an admirable job, and I mean this
as absolutely no slight at him, but it's far too big for any one person to


"Why not?" - TL  - -

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